1 v. 1 Attacker's Back To Goal


1 v. 1 Attacker's Back To Goal


The Game

  1. Server passes the ball so that it stays in the grid.
  2. Attacker is the only one able to play the ball initially.
  3. Attacker attempts to turn with the ball and:
    a. Dribble under control over the endline for 1 point.
    b. Pass the ball throught the goal for 3 points.
  4. Defender attempts to: a. Win the ball and dribble over the opposite line for 1 point. If the ball goes out of the grid, no points for either player.

Alternate roles.

Coaching Points

Defenders:

  1. Do not allow the attacker to turn. Play him honestly. Do not let him know where you are by 'leaning' on him. He will use this over-commitment to turn you.
  2. Tackle when the attacker turns, and only when certain of winning the ball.
  3. If attacker turns, play them honestly, but deny pass into the goal. However, do not overplay this option too extremely as this will allow the attacker to dribble right by.

Attackers:

  1. Make a self-pass in order to escape pressure. Turn and face the defender as soon as possible.
  2. When facing defender, take him on with speed. Use short, controlled steps.
  3. Use quick changes of pace and direction.


Drill List