1v1 Attacking & Defending One Goal


– Set-up area 40x40m (14 players)
– Set-up with 3 teams of 4 playing on small pitch with four end players
– Goalkeepers should be involved in the game where possible



Keep the ball in possession and score / Defend the goal and win the ball back. 4v4 game where players move freely but must hit end players with a pass before supporting and finishing on goal. Depending on standard end players should be restricted to maximum 2 touches.

Coaching Points

– Width, depth
– Eye contact & communication on pass
– Follow through towards the target when passing
– Play forward when possible
– Apply good pressure on offensive players
– Choose right moment to tackle


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