2v1 to goal is a simple drill that gives an advantage to the offense so that they can take quality shots.
Set up two cones 25-30 yards away from a large goal to function as lines for the attackers. Get a line of defenders at a post.
How It Works
The ball starts with the first defender who plays a pass out to the attackers. The attackers then play 2v1 to goal. Because the attackers outnumber the defender, they should always get a shot off.
Have the first attacker dribble towards the defender at speed to commit them. Once the defender is committed the attacker can make an easy pass to a wide open teammate. Attackers can also be encouraged to use combinations such as wall passes, takeovers, and overlaps.
If you like 2v1 to goal, check out these similar drills:
- Straight Up 1v1 To Goal
- 1v1 To Mini Goals
- 3v2 To Goal
- 3v2 To Goal With Winger Crosses
- Wave After Wave
- 3v3 In Waves
- Dortmund 2v1 Drill
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