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Getting past a defender to go 1v1 with the goalkeeper is a fantastic ability for young strikers to have. Use this drill and watch them beat the defender and smash the ball into the net

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Coaching Objectives

You are coaching the players as individuals beating the first player with quick movement then going 1v1 against the goalkeeper to score a goal before the  second defender can get on the pitch and challenge. This is not only one of the essential development phases for attackers it is also great fun for the players.

Drill Setup

  • 15 Mins
  • 7 Players
  • 1 Goals
  • 2 Sets Of 2 Bibs
  • Penalty Area y

What the Players Do

In this drill use the penalty area of your normal pitch with a goal and a goalkeeper.  Players work from three cones. Two either side of the goal on the goal line and one just outside the…