1v1 Attacking (in font of goal) COE

  • Organisation

    40x40m split in half in front of big goal.

    Mini goals placed in the outside corners opposite the big goal.

    2 groups split evenly – group A works in left lane, group B works in right lane.

  • Process

    - 1v1.

    - DF (Red) plays ball out from goal line to AT (Blue) on opposite end to begin play.

    - AT scores in big goal.

    - AT must engage the DF before attempting to score, no long shots.

    - DF defends big goal and attempts to win the ball.

    - If DF wins the ball, score in mini goal.


    P1 – AT must be in AT half to score.

    P2 – 2v2.


    R1 – DF can only start defending at halfway.

    R2 – Mark out a narrow zone across the center of the field where DF must stay inside.

  • Tip


    Offsetting a defender in front of goal; moving a defender to create a scoring opportunity.


    Quality first touch.

    Attack defender or space with pace.Decision on type of move/feint.

    Timing of move/feint.

    Execution of the move/feint – was the player successful in off-setting the defender to create a scoring opportunity?

Training Set

Main point


15 min


U14 - U19

Training Organization

Number of Players

> 10 players

Form of Training

Individual training

Skill Level


Author: Ashley Besagar

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