Wave After Wave

Wave After Wave

Wave after wave is a fast paced 1v1 game where the offensive player immediately transitions to defense after their shot.

Set Up

Set up a cone 25-30 yards away from a large goal to function as a line for the attackers. Players in line need soccer balls. This game requires a goal keeper to defend the large goal.

How It Works

The first player in line gets a free shot on goal without any defense. Immediately following the shot, the attacker becomes the defender and the next player in line can start. This goes on so that the player that shoots always defends the next player in line. If the defender steals the ball they are off and the attacker who lost it immediately becomes the defender to the next player in line. The first player to score 5 goals wins.

Coaching Points

Transitions happen really quickly in this game so it’s important that players are focused and ready to go. Make sure that players are ready to defend after they shoot. This game also works with 2v2 or 3v3. See 3v3 in waves.

Similar Drills

For other fast paced 1v1 drills check out flying changes and 1v1 defender trailing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *