Direct 2 vs. 1's

Set Up:

  •  The two teams split their players into two lines, starting in the corners of the field, just outside of the small goals. 

  • The defending team starts with the balls. The game starts with the defender passing the ball across the field to either attacker.

  • Play begins with the first touch and continues 2 v 1 to the small goals. If the defending player wins the ball, they can score by dribbling over the opposite end line.

  • If the ball goes out of bounds, play is over and the next three players come on.  

  • The teams switch roles after 10 balls. A running score is kept to determine the winner.

Coaching Points:

1.  The defender should curve his run to the ball to force play in one direction.

2.  Trapping an attacker on the sidelines turns the 2 v 1 into a 1 v 1.

3.  The first attacker should force the defender to commit to the ball before passing off.


1. Progress to 2 v 2 and then 3 v 2.

Goals Required: 
Balls Required: 
Players Required: 


khering0813 on 10/16/2018

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