1v1 With Defender Soccer Drill

Improve your players ability with this 1v1 skills drill. Players go against each other in the channel, and the defender must stay within the boxed area in the middle.

1v1 with defender soccer drill

Preparation:
- Set up for this 1v1 skills drill with 3 players and 1 ball per group.
- Channels should be 10 yards wide and 25 yards long.
- Central box approximately 10 yards in length.

Execution:
- Player A dribbles and must attempt to beat the defender and successfully get the ball to the other side.
- If successful, player passes to player B and B then attacks. B will go twice in a row to keep drill repetitive and flowing.
- After 60 seconds swap through the defenders.

Quality:
- Attackers should utilize a change of pace to beat the defender.
- Attackers should attempt a variety of moves to beat the defender.
- Remember, encourage successes!

Progression:
- Scrimmage but add extra points for successful moves completed to beat a defender.

Total time estimated:
- 7-10 minutes for this 1v1 with defender soccer drill.

Good luck!

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