Soccer Multiple 1v1s To End Zone Training Drill

Multiple 1v1s To End Zone

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6-12
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one end zone
  • players score by dribbling into end zone with control of the ball
  • multiple 1v1s (players can only defend a designated player and cannot tackle another attacker)
  • 3 rounds four minutes each
  • rotate partners each round


  • if teams scores it keeps possession and direction play changes
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

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

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