Author Information

Author Name:

Stacey Freda

Author School:

Framingham High School


Drill Specs

Drill Theme:


Field Position:

Offense, Midfield, Defense

Drill Style:


Time Needed:

10 min

Field Location:

Attack Zone

Skill Level:




To work on 1v1 opportunities inside the attacking zone.

Description of Drill-Execution

Start by dividing the players evenly into 2 teams. The drill is team vs. team, 1v1 to goal. The first team to score 10 goals wins. This is a pressure situation that works on 1v1 offense and defense. There should a goalie on each of the teams that will switch out with the defense.

Drill Diagram: 

Skills Practiced:

  1. 1 v 1 defense and attack
  2. Communication – where to force the attacker with the ball
  3. Shooting
  4. Defensive Positioning

Variations/Progression/Increased difficulty (As your players improve their skills incorporate the following…)

You can change the number of goals the teams need to win or add an outlet pass for the attacker if the 1v1 is taking too long.