Soccer 1v1 Corner Goals Training Drill

1v1 Corner Goals

This drill is for younger soccer players that learn how to dribble a soccer ball with good technique which requires vision and awareness.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Ball Control, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • corner goals (3-5 yds)
  • pinnies optional


  • one team (attackers) practices juggling in the middle of the grid and the other team (defenders) inside the
  • corner areas as shown
  • on coach’s command players in the corners put their ball just outside of the grid and the players in the middle
  • dribble to one of the corners and attempt to enter the corner zone by dribbling around the defender
  • players switch roles after each round


  • defenders can only move from side to side to defend the goal line
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:


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


  • angle and speed of approach
  • body shape, balance, and foot positioning
  • control and restraint
  • delay and channel
  • timing and decision to tackle

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