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Soccer training – Tackling - 1:1 Surprise Effect

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Soccer drill procedure

All players are paired up. The players are passing the ball back and forth and the passing is always direct.


One player moves forward, the other one backwards. As soon as the player who moves forward touches the ball more than once, the competition begins. Is the player able to use the element of surprise to break through the finishing line? Afterwards, the players change positions and with that the running direction. The drill begins anew.


- Finishing lines on both sides, so the drill can start anew on each side without interruption
- Competition ( each successful breakthrough = 1 point)

Soccer coach tips

- Sole dribbling!
- Demand feints!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 2
Maximum group size: -
Materials required: For each pair 1 ball, line or marking
Field size: Approx. 20 meters to finishing line

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