Football/Soccer Session (Moderate): AS: 1v1 to Goal

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Alexis Nieves-Richards

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Alexis Nieves-Richards
Name: Alexis Nieves-Richards
City: Highlands Ranch
Country: United States of America
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme

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Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Main Theme
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Main Theme (20 mins)


1. 40 x 40 yard area set up as shown

2. 12 players (6 Attackers, 6 Defenders) set up as shown

3. Lots of balls by defending players starting position


1. The game starts with one of the defending players making a diagonal pass to one of the attacking players

2. The attacker must attempt to beat the defender out of the square and shoot on the goal behind them

3. The defending players must attempt to stop them leaving the square over there end or side line

4. Once the attacker is out of the square the defender is beat and cannot recover

5. The game restarts with the next players

6. After each attempt each player returns to their starting position

7. Rotate attackers and defenders after a set time interval

Coaching Points:

1. Positive first touch to attack the defender at speed

2. Timing and execution of fakes and feints

3. Accelerate to beat the defender

4. Cut into space behind defending player once beaten – ‘Close the door’


1. P – Allow defending players to recover so that they can now tackle outside of the square

2. P – Play 1v2 to goal so that the defending player has cover

3. R – Allow the attackers to start with the ball

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