to practise defensive and attacking skills
in a competitive 1v1 situation. To encourage players to win a 50/50
ball. To give goalkeepers practice in dealing with one-on-one
up: create a 20 yards by 30 yards playing area with a goal on one
of the narrow ends and a cone in the middle of the opposite end
One player goes in goal and the rest of the players
split into two teams. One team stands next to the left-hand post, the other
by the right-hand post.
to play: on your command, the first player in each
team runs along the outside of the playing area to the turning cone. As
they run, you roll a ball into the playing area.
The first player to get to the ball is the attacker
tries to score a goal as quickly as possible. The second player to the
ball is the defender. He is awarded a "goal" if he can either hold the
attacker up for 30 seconds or win the ball and kick it out of the
The first team to score X number of goals is the
points: this game teaches your players that
defending is not necessarily about winning the ball. It is about
stopping attackers from shooting. So encourage the defending player to
direct the attacker towards the side and keep them there.
Encourage the attacking player to take a shot as
give your players numbers. Call two numbers
at a time so they are playing 2v2 in the grid.