Soccer 1v1 Chase Training Drill

1v1 Chase

These soccer finishing games are designed to work on shooting and finishing with speed and accuracy.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with a ball
  • goalie + goal
  • cones to mark off area as shown


  • attacker with the ball decides which cone to start from (left or right)
  • defender always starts from cone in the middle
  • on coach’s command the attacker dribbles towards the goal with the defender chasing him trying to block his shot
  • players switch roles every turn


  • defender is allowed to score himself if he wins possession
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • get the shot off as quickly as possible
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • eye on ball
  • accuracy over power
  • try to be deceptive with the shot
  • look to seal off defender

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