3v3 with pivot behind the goal

A very versatile exercise to work on attacking play, particularly for teams who like to play with a pivot.

Number of players

10 players, 2 goalkeepers.


Balls, bibs


3v3 in half court with a pivot behind each goal. The pivot can move behind the goal. A pivot can play with 2 touches and can not score. The attacking team can only score after connecting with the pivot.


Working on playing with the pivot, movement off the ball and finishing.


If play advances down the weak side the players can score or pass to the pivot on the second post who can score in this instance.

Coaching points

Always pass to pivot if the pass is on. Once the pivot has the ball, coach the players’ movements and timing.

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