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Soccer training – Tackling - One-On-One Until The Goal Combination

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Soccer drill procedure

Now we have an attacker and two defenders on the practice field. As a consequence, the first defender can defend much more aggressively, since the second defender is securing the area behind him.


Now, a third group (without a ball) is added to the mix. These players stand as attackers a little bit away from the goal. In this third group, the first player immediately becomes a defender when the ball is passed from the group at the goal.


- The pass comes from the other side of the goal
- Allow direct shots

Soccer coach tips

- Explain securing the back field and require this
- Demand feints!
- Quick shots on goal!
- Stop the one-on-one when they go over the allotted time
- The defender takes on the attackers direction of movement (moves backwards).
- The attacker carries his starting pace into his dribbling.

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 4 + goalkeeper, additionally, up to 10 + goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 8 + goalkeeper, additionally, up to 15 + goalkeeper
Materials required: 1 ball for every defender, 1 goal, 3 cones or marker plates (see following drills).
Field size: According to group’s ability

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