1v1 to Goal

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.

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1v1 Soccer Drill to Goal


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.

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.

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Variations

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

Coaching Points

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

Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • Scrimmage Pennies/Vests
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls
  • Full Size Goal

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

Soccer Drill Focus

Soccer Drill Titled: 1v1 to Goal
Tagged: 1v1 Soccer Drill to Goal
Published by: Chris Johnson
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