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1 against 1

1 against 1

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In soccer by "situational" and "simplified situation"  it is intended to gather all of the movements, during the match or the training session, in which there is an active presence of one or more opponents that hinder and contrast players that possess the ball
During the match, players assist a continuous and fast change in the situations, for this reason they elaborate choices and strategies trying to reach the respective objective, either offensive or defensive
Each coach, by observing and analyzing will be able to take from the matches the "situations" that they might consider important to then work on them in a simplified way during the training session dictating principles and coherent behaviours under their own creed and philosophy.
One of the most repeated situations during a match is a 1v1, which is a direct battle with an opponent, key situation that usually reveals itself as crucial for the final result of the match
 
One against one represents the game reference situation, with respect to which players have to make decisions in a fast way, facing the opponent from whom they don't ussually know the characteristics and trying to find sudden solutions
 
During the attacking phase the player that possesses the ball must work on and improve a series of aspects that are fundamental for the proper result of the battle:
  • Receive the ball in a advantageous position
  • Keep the ball under control
  • Defend the ball
  • Do not give any clues to the opponent (Do not stand still, move around and hide the ball)
  • Face the defender bravely
  • Find the strong and the weak side of your opponent
  • Know how to feint intentions of the opponents
During the defensive phase the player that possesses the ball must work on and improve the following principles:
  • Take positioning (Ask players to place themselves between the ball and the goal)
  • Put some pressure on the rival
  • Place feet and body in such a way that you can cover the area and the lead the rival
  • Choose the right moment to intervene
  • Temporize
  • Read the intentions of the rival
  • Mislead the opponent
In the proposed exercises players can become familiar with multiple situations and then get used to fastly read dangerous situations to afterwards choose the proper solution. In this context the coach can try to individually correct their players, transmitting their philosophy in an efficient manner.