Soccer Drills - Under 15
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1 vs 1 - On three goals
For this exercise you need to set up two sets of three pole goals (Width 4m) on a 20m x 20m field. Divide the group into groups of two (1 versus 1) – a maximum of 5 groups per field is advised. One player of each group will be assigned to the first team (Orange) and the other player to the second team (White). Each pair of players needs a ball.
Each pair is playig an open field “1 on 1”. All three opposing goals can be attacked – the ball has to be dribbled across the goal line. However there is a time limit of 20 seconds to a single attack. After scoring a goal or losing the ball the defensive players will turn into offensive and can attack the opposing goals. All pairs can play at the same time, which will improve players orientation on the pitch. Playing time: 2 minutes per round, then change opponents. Who wins the most 1 on 1’s?
1 vs 1 – On pole goal
For this exercise you need to set up two pole goals (Width 10m) on a 20m x 15m field. Divide the group into groups of two (1 versus 1) – a maximum of 5 groups per field is advised. One player of each group will be assigned to the first team (Orange) and the other player to the second team (Blue). Each pair of players needs a ball.
Each pair is playig an open field “1 on 1”. The oppsoing goal can be attacked over the entire width – the ball has to be dribbled across the goal line. However there is a time limit of 20 seconds to a single attack. After scoring a goal, losing the ball or expiration of the time, the attack is over. The defensive players will turn into offensive, as soon as all 5 attacking players are done. Several pairs can play at the same time, which will improve players orientation on the pitch. Playing Time: Start a team competition! – Which team is leading after 5 rounds, orange or blue?
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Defense: Double team in a 3 vs 2
Set up a field of approx. 15m x 20m. Put two cone goals (3m width) at each of the two goal lines. Have offensive players (blue) line up in 2 rows on one goalline - Balls to the left attacking player. Defenders line up in 3 rows on the other side of the field. The field is divided into two halves.
Two attacking players try to get the ball across one of the two cone goals in a 2 v 3 situation. Offensive players can't leave their respective half. The three defenders try to intercept the ball by efficiently double teaming and pressuring the ball possessing player. If defenders can gain possession of the ball, they can run a counter attack on the other cone goals. Attacking players remain attacking players, Defenders stay defenders - Switch roles after 8-12 min, Use breaks to coach players.
Defending in a 2vs1
Set up a field of approx. 15m x 15m. Put a pug goal on one of the base lines, and a cone goal (red line) on the other one. Set up station 1 next to the pug goal, and station 2 and 3 at about the halfway line of each side. Approx. 3 players per station. Each player at station 3 needs a ball.
The exercise starts with a pass from player 3 to player 1 - Player 3 will follow his own pass to become the neutral wall player. At the same time player 2 will run towards player 1 and has to get into a good defensive position.
The attacking player (player 1) tries to win the 1 on 1, by dribbling past the cone goal line - He can use the help of the neutral wall player, which is limited to one ball touch.
The defender tries to maintain a good position to keep the attacking player from moving forward - If he's able to gain ball possession he runs a counter attack on the pug goal. The neutral wall player now joins the defender in his counter attack - again only one ball touch for wall player. Rotation: 1 to 2 ; 2 to 3 ; 3 to 1