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Developing the technique of individual defending will improve players ability to defend as part of a team as well as understanding the key principles when faced with 1v1 situations.

Coaching Objectives

1v1’s needs direction, transition and lots of opportunity to practice with a good rest: ratio to ensure the quality stays high.

Being hard to beat and able to dictate play will help players across all age groups. 

X1 goal at one end of the area & another on the side at an angle. 

The final goal placed central at the opposite end for the defender to finish into when regaining possession.
Defender starts at end with the two goals with the attacker at the other.
Rotate positions every couple of rounds. 

Drill Setup

  • 15 Mins
  • 3 Players
  • 3 Goals
  • 20x15 y

What the Players Do

The ball gets played in by a server who is situated on the side of the area. The attacker's aim is to score in one of the target goals, if the defender wins the ball back, they must finish in…