1 on 1 (1v1) Soccer Progression

1-on-1 1v1 Soccer Drills

Published 4/20/2007 11:58:23 PM
Author: Chris Johnson
1 on 1 (1v1) Soccer Progression

Drill Objective:

This one-on-one (1v1)progression will focus on required dribbling skills, body feints, and the required burst of speed to beat a defender.

Drill Setup:

  1. Create a 15X25 yard grid.
  2. The end-lines will serve as goals to begin.
  3. Have the attacker start at their end-line with the defender directly in front of the ball and attacker.

Drill Instructions:

  1. Instruct the defender to not move until after the attacker has touched the ball.
  2. The attacker should use body feints to off-balance the defender, then push the ball past the standing defender with a burst of speed.
  3. The defender should attempt not to let the attacker reach the other end-line.
  4. Award a point each time the attacker reaches the end-line.
  5. After each attempt to beat the defender the attacker and defender should change roles, so each player gets a chance to even the score.

Drill Coaching Points:

  • Use body feints to off-balance the defender.
  • A quick burst of speed to quickly beat the defender.
  • Attempt to exploit the space behind the defender.

Drill Variations

  • In the same 15X25 grid, remove the defender's restrictions and continue to play 1v1 to the end-line.
  • Add a small Pugg goal at each end-line and have the players play to the small target. If you don't have a Pugg goal, create a goal with cones, flags or training sticks.


Titled: 1 on 1 (1v1) Soccer Progression
Tagged: 1-on-1 1v1 Soccer Drills

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