Attacking Wing Play | Head-on 1v1

  • Organisation

    • 2 goals (with goalkeepers)

    • 4 cones

    • Position partners at the starting cone

  • Process

    The attacking player starts dribbling at the defender (1v1 situation) and tries to dribble past him and finish on goal.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Defenders have to be aware of the size of the field; the attacking player has a lot of space to attack

    • Defenders: Force the attacking player wide or on to his weak foot; if his movement isn't directed towards goal, drag him down and go in for the tackle to win the ball

  • Field size

    • Size of the field can be adjusted to specific age group

Training Set

Main point, Progression


20 min


U13, U12, U14 - U19


Ball control, Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling


Defensive/Offensive play, Four man backfield


Soccer-specific endurance, Speed of movement with ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

2 players, 4 players

Form of Training

Group training, Training in pairs

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders, Goalie


2 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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