2 v 1 Shooting
Dimensions: 35 x 35 Yard area with one goal at one end. 5 yards from either side of the goal place a cone; this will be the defenders starting point. On the opposite side to the goal place two cones 10 yards apart, these cones will be the attackers start line. Separate the players evenly by each cone, you should have three lines and a goalkeeper.
How to: Defenders start with a supply of soccer balls. The first player from each line will play, one defender against two attackers. The first defender passes the ball into one of the attackers and immediately pressures the attackers. The attackers must attempt to score a goal by bypassing the defender.
Once play has concluded (ball goes out of play or a goal is scored) each player moves clockwise to the next cone. This will ensure every player has a go at both attacking and defending. If you are working your players in their specific positions, forego the rotation and have them return to their start positions.
Coaching Points: A shot can be taken at any time but encourage players to work as a team to try and pass around the defender and create a good scoring opportunity.
Create space to play in by using good movement off the ball. Support your team mate by always being in a position to clear the ball.
Be patient in build up, you might need to work at a good scoring opportunity if a defender has denied you space. Ensure you retain possession by supporting in building an attack.
Move quickly into space; be positive with off and on the ball movements. Its 2vs 1 and the odds are in the attackers favour. Aim to get a shot on goal each time.
Progressions: Making the area smaller will test the players’ ability to create space.
Add a second defenders line by the opposite post to make it 2 vs 2 and a real game situation.