1v1 Transition

Chris Johnson 14,101 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)

This is a fast-paced 1v1 game that focuses on quickly transitioning from the attack to defense.

Soccer Drill Diagram: 1v1 Transition

1v1 Transition Soccer Drill

This is a fast-paced 1v1 game that focuses on quickly transitioning from the attack to defense.
Drill Setup

  1. Create a grid approximately 25x25 yards.
  2. Instead of lining up the goals in the center of the end line, offset the two goals on either side of the grid.
  3. Create a starting point across from the two offset goals.
  4. Split the team into two groups giving each group their own color jersey.
  5. Each player in line should have a ball.
Drill Instructions

  1. Split the tean into two even groups.
  2. The first player from one line will set up to attack the goal infront of his line.
  3. One player from the opposite line will step in to defend the attacker.
  4. As the attacker shoots on goal, the attacker from the other line attacks the goal infront of that player. 
  5. The player that just shot will immediately transition to defense and attept to stop the new attacker.
  6. Once the new attacker shoots the next player in the other line then attacks and the play continues.
  7. Players must quickly transition to defense as soon as the shot is taken on goal.
  8. The game is meant to be fast pased and everyone working at top speed.
  9. After attacking the goal and defending, players should return to the same starting point as they began.
Drill Variations

  • None
Drill Coaching Points

  • Attackers take on the defender and as soon as they shoot they must quickly transition to defense and quickly tackle and defend the attacker from the other group.
  • Transition should be instinctful and not thought out.
  • Attackers move quickly into defensive position as soon as ball is lost.

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