Areas of the Game Attacking Defending Transition Set Plays Goalkeeping

Head-to-Head Game

 

DRILL OBJECTIVE(S) TRAIN 1-on-1 DEFENSIVE SKILLS IN GAME ENVIRONMENT
PLAYERS 10+ PLAYERS, 2 GKS
SPACE 35m x 35m
EQUIPMENT 5+ BALLS

EXPLANATION:

  • Each team has 5 field players and 1 gk. Each field player matches up with a player on the opposite team, and this is the ONLY player that she can tackle.
  • Regular rules for game play - the only condition is that the defending players can only tackle their head-to-head player (the one they have designated at the beginning - cannot switch off during the play).
  • Defenders CAN intercept and if there is a loose ball, anyone can contest to win the ball. 

COACHING POINTS:

  • Each player must be disciplined defensively and avoid being eliminated 1-on-1. If eliminated by your head-to-head player, she can go directly to goal without being tackled.
  • SPEED/ANGLE/DISTANCE Principles of individual defence should be applied (see 1-on-1 Defensive Grids)
  • Attacking team should look to use quick give and go passes to get behind defenders. If an attacking player eliminates the defender, other attackers should clear space to open up a path for the ball carrier to goal. 

EVALUATION:

  • This drill encourages players to be accountable for their marking responsibility and win their head-to-head competition. For younger players, it is important to stress the purpose of this drill to isolate 1-on-1 defensive skills, and that it is not an ideal team defensive structure.

Filtering

LTAD Stage Fundamentals Learning to Train Training to Train Training to Compete Training to Win
Core Skills Passing and Receiving Scoring Individual Defence Ball Control Off- Ball Movement Team Defence
Influencers Using Space/Time Vision Controlling Speed/Tempo Understanding/Taking Risk Communication

Instructions for Filtering the Resource Centre.

Click on a specific tag in the filter list to view articles and resources related to that tag.

For example, click on Attacking to filter the resource centre for attacking.

You can also do keyword based searching.

Articles

Similar Drills (Match All Tags)

Supported by

Sport Canada

Home | Français | Site Map | Terms of use | Privacy policy Copyright © 2022