1v1 to goal

This game will improve your players’ desire to win the ball before their opponent and sharpen their shooting skills.

Objective: To encourage a ‘be first’ mentality and get players taking quick shots.

Age group: U6 upwards.

Number of players: Whole squad.

Set up: Place a normal-sized goal on one end of a 30 yards by 40 yards playing area. Place one flat cone about 20 yards in front of both posts.

Put a goalkeeper in goal and divide your squad into two teams. Place each team next to a goalpost. You stand to one side of the playing area with a supply of balls.

How to play:

On your command, the first player in each line runs around the cone in front of their post. As they run, you play a ball into the playing area midway between the cones and the goal. Both players try to be first to the ball and the first to score in the goal.

The first team to 10 points wins the game.