1v1 to Goal

1v1 Soccer Drill to Goal

Published 7/13/2008 9:55:05 AM
Author: Chris Johnson
1v1 to Goal

Drill Objective:

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.

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 Coaching Points:

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

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.

Titled: 1v1 to Goal
Tagged: 1v1 Soccer Drill to Goal

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