1v1 | Movements into Space

  • Organisation

    • 2 goals

    • 4 cones

  • Process

    The central attacking striker moves away from the defender to create a passing angle.

    His goal is to score.

    The defender tries to deny him by consistently applying pressure.

    If the defender wins the ball, he can counter attack by scoring on the other goal.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • While the striker moves to create passing lanes, the defender already has to apply pressure

    • When a passing angle was found and the striker receives the ball, he has to try and beat the defender fast. Since the distance to the defender is so small compared to the size of the field, the attacking player should use quick movements and especially speed to go past him.

Training Set

Main point


25 min


U13, U12, U14 - U19, U23+


Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling, Trapping


Man-marking towards the ball, One on one, One On One, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense)

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

3 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


1 goalie


Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Double penalty box

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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