1 v. 1 Possession/Penetration
For younger players:
- Focus on possession vs. penetration decisions of the field players.
- First attacket penetrates if possible, possesses when penetration is not
- Start the activity having the field player just try to keep it from the
defender, not allowing them to play the ball back. Teach escape moves at this
stage as well as sideways on shielding.
- First attacker can then work on dribbling the ball sideways, across the
- This allows the attacker to possess the ball individually.
- It also opens up space for the second attacker who can thus immediately
penetrate once a back pass is made, which often happens in a real game setting.
- Attacker decides to penetrate with a dribble if they are able to:
- Face the defender
- If the defender is "lunging out"
- Has open space in front
- Defenders must look to constantly recover goal side and in line of