1v1 with Mini-goals

  • Organisation

    • 2 mini-goals

    • 4 red cones

    • 4 yellow cones

  • Process

    The field is marked by the four yellow cones on each corner and the two mini-goals.

    Inside the field will be two cone goals, marked by the red cones and one in each half.

    Player 1 plays a sharp pass to player 2.

    Player 2 takes his first touch towards the mini-goal and tries to score.

    The goal only counts, if the attacking player dribbled through the cone goal before scoring.

    This potentially allows the defender, in this scenario player 1, to make a crucial tackle.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Take a good first touch to step before the defender reaches you
    • Dribble with the foot that is further away from the defender to be able to use your body and score

    • Finish fast and precise

  • Field size

    10 x 12 meters

Training Set

Main point


25 min


U13, U12, U11, U10, U09, U08, U15, U14


Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling


One on one, One On One


Soccer-specific endurance

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

2 players

Form of Training

Training in pairs

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Indoor, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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