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1v1 to Goal

Chris Johnson 139,413 Views Rating 4.16 (56 Reviews)

The 1v1 Soccer Drill to Goal is a great soccer drill to improve goal scoring opportunities. This drill focuses on beating the last defender, staying in control of the ball and finishing with a good shot on goal.

Soccer Drill Diagram: 1v1 to Goal

1v1 Soccer Drill to Goal

The 1v1 Soccer Drill to Goal is a great soccer drill to improve your goal scoring opportunities.
Drill Setup

  1. Create a 12X5 yard grid just inside the penalty area.
  2. Assign 1 defender to this grid.
  3. Assign a goalkeeper to the goal.
  4. Place a cone 7 or 8 yards outside the grid where the remaining players must start with a ball.
Drill Instructions

  1. The defender's job is to stop the attackers from getting through the grid and out the other side while being restricted to only defending within the grid.
  2. The attacker’s role is to beat the defender and get a shot on goal.
  3. The attacker must attack out the back of the cones and not out the sides of the grid.
  4. Rotate the defenders every 1 to 2 minutes.
Drill Variations

  • If the attacking player is stopped by the defender, the attacker quickly becomes a defender attempting to stop the next attacker in line.
Drill Coaching Points

  • Good Control and keeping the ball close.
  • Good Shot on Goal.
  • Beating the defender with speed.
Equipment

  • Disc Cones
  • Pinnies
  • Soccer Balls
  • Full Size Goal
Drill Ages

  • 9 Years Old and Under
  • 10 Years Old and Under
  • 11 Years Old and Under
  • 12 Years Old and Under
  • 13 Years Old and Under
  • 14 Years Old and Under
  • 15 Years Old and Under
  • 16 Years Old and Under
  • 17 +
Soccer Drill Focus

  • Dribbling - Soccer Dribbling Drills
  • Defending - Soccer Defending Drills
  • Attacking - Soccer Attacking Drills
  • Shooting - Soccer Shooting Drills
  • Goalkeeping - Soccer Goalkeeping Drills
  • FUN - FUN SOCCER DRILLS

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