Soccer Multiple 1v1s w End Zone Training Drill

Multiple 1v1s w End Zone

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • multiple 1v1s (players can only defend a designated player and cannot tackle another attacker)
  • no forward passes in attacking half
  • teams score by dribbling into end zone with control


  • allow all forward passes
  • defenders can try to win the ball from anybody in defending half
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:


  • quick transition
  • switch point of attack
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication


  • angle and speed of approach
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel
  • angle and distance of cover
  • intercept pass
  • change role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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