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Soccer drill procedure

No huge differences between this and the introductory drill. Now, though, we have marked out another square in the centre of the drill area. One-on-one play only takes place here, which allows the ball receiver to better prepare for one-on-one play. This prevents the drill from being interrupted when the ball is received, and enables the speed of the one-on-one play to be increased.


Mark out another square in the drill area, as shown in the animation. The drill is carried out in the same way as the introductory drill.


- Coach gives signal after one-on-one play lasts for a certain length of time; the attacker then loses the ball.

Soccer coach tips

- Encourage players to break through quickly after manoeuvres
- Correct errors individually

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 6
Maximum group size: 10
Materials required: Four ground markers, eight for the advanced variant, several balls to avoid waiting when balls are lost.
Field size: Enough room for one-on-one play. The smaller the field, the harder the one-on-one play.

Information: There are already more than 1,000 animations online at www.soccerdrills.de, as well as plenty of interesting articles by very well-known soccer experts.

If you don’t want to wait for the translations, you can take a look at Soccerdrills.de. The animations often speak for themselves.

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