Try a 1v1 soccer training drill to encourage decisive thinking in young attack players.
Young attackers often find themselves in situations where they are facing a single defender and have to make decisions as they look for space so they can get past them and score.
This 1v1 soccer drill gives your attacker a good test in attempting to create space to score.
Setting up the soccer drill
In this drill make an area 25 x 20 yards with cones. You need two goals – a good tip is to use corner flags as goalposts – and two more cones to mark the place where the players stand. There are two goalkeepers and two outfield players.
- The defender passes into the attacker to start the soccer drill.
- The attacker tries to create space in order to shoot at goal, while the defender must close him down.
- The attacker is allowed to score in either goal and should be encouraged to show disguise and skill in order to lose the defender and score.