This series focuses on 1-v-1 drills that incorporate a range of skill-based attacking and defending scenarios for players to improve their awareness, confidence and ability.
Behind The Goal
In this particular drill, both players start on either side of the goal line. One player passes the ball behind the goal to their opponent. That player’s first touch must take them into the arena, activating the 1-v-1 situation. The attacker’s job is to score in the goal farthest away while the defender’s job is to recover and prevent their opponent from scoring. This drill tests ball control, dribbling and shooting accuracy.
Louis Lancaster is an English professional football coach who holds the highest coaching qualifications in the UEFA Pro and Elite Level licences. Born in Barking, England, Lancaster’s previous management experience comprises coaching roles at a number of high-profile clubs including Arsenal W.F.C., Brentford F.C., Portsmouth F.C., Watford F.C. and Shanghai Shenxin F.C.
In 2011, Louis was selected as one of 16 coaches from the past decade to participate in the inaugural FA Elite Coaches Award. He currently serves as Assistant Manager of the Chinese Taipei national team in Taiwan.