1 + 1 v. 1 + 1

The Game

  • The object of the game is to get the ball from one target "A" to the other, "B" without losing possession.
  • Each time this is done, it is worth one goal.
  • The attacking team keeps this sequence up until possession is lost (they can score as many goals in a row as possible).
  • If the ball goes out of bounds, it belongs to the other team.
  • Targets can move back and forth along their line.
  • Coaching Points

    In Attack

  • Encourage combination play between the players
  • Have targets look for the player farthest from the ball
  • Check away from the ball to create space for yourself, check back for the ball at angles.
  • Receive the ball "sideways on" whenever possible.
  • In Defense

  • Make the attackers play the ball back whenever possible.
  • Keep the play in front of you.
  • Never get flat with each other.
  • Take away options for the attackers, make the play predictable, use sideline as extra defenders.
  • Variations

  • Limit target players to one touch.
  • Limit field players to two touches.
  • Do not allow fiels players to play the ball back to the target they received it from.
  • Play 2 v. 2 or 3 v. 3 in the middle.
  • Make field players play it to each other at least once before they make a goal.

  • Drill List