Long distance 1v1 on the Wing

  • Organisation

    • 1 goal (with goalkeeper)

    • 3 cones

    Players should position themselves according to the graphic

  • Process

    To start the drill, player A hits a long ball to player B.

    This is the signal for player C to move towards B and position himself just before him.

    Player B has to take a good first touch in order to beat C in a 1v1 situation with tempo.

    His goal is to go past the defender and finish as soon as he can.

    If player C wins the ball, he counters by dribbling towards the halfway line.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Defender has to minimize the distance to the striker as quickly as possible. After that, lateral positioning and keep 2m distance to striker. This allows the defender to block shots or stop dribblings

    • Since the attacking player does not have much time or room for a good first touch, he has to accelerate fast so that he can outpace the defender


Feinting/trick dribbling, Ball control, Dribbling


One on one, One On One

Wing play with opponents


Flexibility, Quick decisioning

Training Set:

Main point


Training examples


Adult (from 18 years on)

Under 12, Under 13

Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 17, Under 18, Under 19


20 min

Number of Players:

3 players

Form of Training:

Group training

Participating Players:

Midfielders, Forwards, Goalie, Defenders


1 goalie


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Penalty box, Free space

Training Location:

Grass field, Asphalt, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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