Football Practises: 1v1

Football Practises: 1v1

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Beginning Practises

1v1 – Beginning: Follow the Leader

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A fun warm up activity where players follow their partner around the area, practising sidesteps and changing direction.

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1v1 – Beginning: Beat the Markers

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Get your players confident in 1v1 situations by practising feints, sidesteps and other moves.

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1v1 Beginning Warm up

1v1 – Beginning: Warm Up

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Players learn how to change direction and accelerate quickly while running with the ball away from their defender.

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 Middle Practices

1v1 – Middle: Back to Back

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A fun game for kids, players line up back to back and attempt to be the first player to score a goal.

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1v1 – Middle: Defenders and Attackers

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For smaller sided football, players change roles between attackers and defenders and to score a goal past the defender.

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1v1 Middle King of the castle

1v1 – Middle: King of the Castle

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A fun game for kids, players attempt to knock over the King’s castle by dribbling around them.

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1v1 – Middle: Mini Games

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Players face each other in 1v1 duels.

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1v1 – Middle: Mini Games 2

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Players face each other in 1v1 duels.

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1v1 – Middle: Tricky Goal Lines

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Attackers have two goals to score in with one defender in their way.

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1v1 – Middle: Defenders and Attackers 2

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For teams with goalkeepers, attackers face the defender outside the goal mouth and try to score a goal.

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1v1 – Middle: 1v1 Mini Games

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Players face each other in 1v1 duels.

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1v1 – Middle: 1v1 Relays

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Two teams face each other in a relay, with a twist. Players have to their beat opponent to score a point for their team.

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 End Practises

1v1 – End: Line Football

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Players score by running with the ball over the opposition’s end-line.

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1v1 – End: 3 Channels

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The field is divided into three channels with one defender guarding each channel. Beat the defender to get through the gate and score.

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