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1 vs 1 - Ready to call

1 vs 1 - Ready to call

  • 3 cones
  • 1 pole
  • 1 hoop
  • 1 small hurdle
  • sufficient balls to ensure continuity
  • 1 goal
  • Playing area: 20x20 meters
  • Players: 9 + 1 goalkeeper
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Series: 3 series of 4 minutes with 1 minute of passive recovery
Summary Secondary Objectives
Psycho physical exercise to train speed and concentration. 1 vs 1 situation after coach directions
Cognitive, Feints and tricks, Finishing, Tackling

Divide players into 3 equal groups. Place 1 pole, 1 hoop and 1 small hurdle about 15 meters away from the goal and spaced 3 meters apart. Every group of players stay near an aparatus with a ball for each player. Behind each aparatus place a cone about 5 meters back. The goalkeeper defends the goal.

  • The exercise begins with the coach calling 2 of the 3 aparatus (pole and hoop in the figure)
  • The related players run back to round the cone behind them
  • The first player called is the striker, the second player is the defender
  • After getting around the cone the striker collects the ball near the aparatus and attacks the goal. The defender tries to block the action playing 1 vs 1 
  • After finishing the action, players go to back of their line and the next player steps up


  1. The first player called is the defender, the second player is the striker
  2. The first player called doesn't move, the second is the striker, and the third not called is the defender
Coaching Points
  • Focus on the techical gestures
  • Maintain competitiveness
  • Maximum speed to create a shooting chance trying different dribbling solutions
  • Exercise to stimulate concentration and focusing

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