1v1 / 2v1 Game

“This drill tests your forwards’ ability to score in 1v1 and 2v1 situations with a quick switch from defence to attack in different sized areas.”


Area: 40 x 30 yards
Equipment: 10 Cones, 2 Goals
No. of Players: 10 Outfield, 2 Goalkeepers


  1. The black player attacks the top goal 1v1.
  2. The white player then receives a ball from the coach and attacks the bottom goal with their teammate 2v1.
  3. After each attack the coach passes a new ball to the defender to begin a new attack.


  • The black defender becomes the black attacker.
  • The black attacker joins the back of the queue.
  • A new black attacker goes into the lower box.
  • The white defender becomes the white teammate in the lower box.
  • The white teammate joins the back of the queue.
  • A new white defender goes into the upper box.
  • The game is played for a set time period with the coach keeping scores.
  • The teams switch roles for the next game.


Soccer attack key

1v1 / 2v1 game - part 1

The starting player attacks 1v1 in the top box.

1v1 / 2v1 game - part 2

The white player receives a ball from the coach…

1v1 / 2v1 game - part 3

…and attacks the bottom box 2v1 with his team mate.

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