1 v 1 v 1
The 1v1v1 drill focuses on attacking with a numbers down situation. This will encourage attacking players to take players on and look for a quick shot on goal. Defensively, this drill can teach defenders with transition, quickly getting back and breaking up the play.
- Have players form three lines close to the midfield line facing the net.
- The goalkeeper should be prepared in the net.
- The coach should have all the balls and set up to the side of the players.
- The coach passes a ball onto the field, a bit in front of the players.
- The first player in each line runs out to gain possession of the ball.
- The first player to gain possession becomes the attacking player.
- The other two are defenders.
- Possession can swap between players during play.
- Whoever has possession of the ball is the attacking player and the other two are defending.
- Play continues until a goal is scored or the ball goes out of bounds.
- Players then go to the back of the line and a ball is passed onto the field for the next set of 3 players.
- Advise players who gain possession of the ball first to continue with speed toward the net and look for a quick shot.
- Because the attacking player has no support, it’s best to look for a quick shot. However, this can also be an opportunity for players to work on their technical skills with the ball.
- Encourage them to try to take on the defenders and gain confidence in their dribbling skills.
- The coach can vary the area where the ball is played onto the field.
- The ball can be played close to the players or further away.
- The ball can be rolling on the ground or thrown in the air.
- Players can start with their backs to the net or laying on the ground. This can help players with reaction time.