1v1 after Pass from Midfield

  • Organisation

    • 2 yellow cones

    • 2 blue cones

    • 14-16 cones to mark field and cone goals

  • Process

    The attacking and defending players will position themselves as portrayed in the graphic.

    A player located at the yellow cones plays a pass to the striker, located at the start of the channel, who then opens up and starts dribbling at the defender.

    The blue cone serves as a kind of orientation for the full-back to move up when the striker receives the ball.

    The defender slows down as he gets closer to the attacking player and forces him wide, away from goal.

    If the defender wins the ball, he can counter by dribbling through the cone goal.

    The attacking player, however, can only dribble forward.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Slightly tuck in to leave the striker space to dribble "away" from goal

    • If the striker wants to dribble past the defender, move the body between him and the ball

Training Set

Main point


20 min




1 vs. 1, Inside of the foot, Laces, Dribbling, Trapping


One on one, High pressure on defense, Wing play with opponents, Tactics


Explosiveness, Speed of movement with ball

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

3 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders, Goalie, Whole team


1 goalie


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Half-field, Limited playing field

Training Location

Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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