This quick attack v defence practice provides 1 v 1, 2 v 1 and 2 v 2 situations, with 2 large goals protected by 2 keepers and 2 mini goals positioned on the side of a 30 by 25 yard playing area.
2 Bib Sets
2 + 2 Minis
The coach plays a pass for a 1 v 1, with players having to run around a cone and race to gain possession of the ball to score in a mini-goal.
Whichever player scores, a teammate joins in to attack in a 2 v 1 in the larger goal, before a member of the opposition joins in to create a 2 v 2 to attack the opposite end.
Key Coaching Points
1. Body shape and approach of defender to show the attacker into one area
2. If in a 1v2 situation, try and isolate the attacker (stop the pass)
3. The reaction of players when the play transitions from defence to attack
1. Begin the practice as a 2v2 into the mini goals
2. On scoring a goal, the opposition team can bring an extra player in to make it a 2v3- encouraging players to react quickly to transition
What triggers are you looking for (to tell you to press/ tackle)?
One-on-one defending, also known as individual defending, is an important skill in soccer that involves a single defender attempting to prevent an opposing player from advancing the ball or creating a scoring opportunity. Here are some reasons why one-on-one defending is important:
It is a key part of a team's overall defensive strategy. It allows a team to defend against individual attacking players and disrupt the opponent's attacking flow.
Individual defending requires good communication and teamwork between the defender and their teammates. This helps the team maintain a solid defensive shape and cover any gaps or spaces that may open up.
Good one-on-one defending requires a combination of technical skills, such as tackling, positioning, and ball control, as well as mental skills, such as concentration, awareness, and decision-making.
It is also important in terms of winning the ball back and starting counterattacks. A good one-on-one defender can dispossess the opponent and create scoring opportunities for their team.
Individual defending is an important aspect of soccer and can be practiced and improved through drills, small-sided games, and match situations.