Small Game - 1 v 1 Defending / Attacking

  • Organisation

    -8 Cones

    -1 Ball

  • Process

    Player with ball tries to score, defender defends.

    Once player scores or turns the ball over, he  becomes the defender.

  • Field size

    Half Field

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


U14 - U19, Any, Adult (from 18 years on)

U6 - U13 [Under 10, Under 12]


35 min

Number of Players:

6 - 10 players, > 10 players, 1 - 5 players

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training, Team training, Methodical row

Skill Level:


Author: Zachary Roberts

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