Soccer Multiple 1v1 Six Goals Training Drill

Multiple 1v1 Six Goals

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • n pairs
  • each pair with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • 6 cone goals (2-4yds)


  • play 1v1 (attacker vs. defender)
  • players can score on any of the six goals
  • partners switch roles after each goal
  • if the defenders wins the ball he gives it right back
  • switch partners


  • use mini goals instead of cone goals
  • players must dribble through cone goals to score
  • each player defends and attacks three goals
  • attackers and defenders switch roles after 2-3 minutes
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary


  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch


  • closing down
  • angle and speed of approach
  • body shape, balance, and foot positioning
  • timing and decision to tackle

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