Great Attacking Skills

This drill focuses on attacking in a number’s up situation and opening up and finding the attacker in a 1v1 situation. This drill puts much emphasis on good passing, receiving and general possession.

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Great Soccer Attacking Skills


  1. Create two 10 x 10 adjacent grids. 
  2. Start with 3 attackers and 2 defenders in an alternate jersey. 
  3. Have 2 attackers and 1 defender in one grid. 
  4. Place 1 attacker and 1 defender in the other grid.


  1. The attackers in the 2v1 grid control the ball against the single defender. 
  2. The attacker in the 1v1 grid continues to make runs to get free from the defender. 
  3. The attacker in the 2v1 grid that passes the ball to the 1v1 attacker follows the pass into the grid and creates a new 2v1 in that grid. 
  4. The play repeats. 
  5. If the defenders win the ball, they should attempt to hold possession from the attackers.

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  • Enlarge the grids and increase the number of players.
  • 3v2 and 2v2
  • 4v3 and 3v3

Coaching Points

  • Focus on proper passing, receiving and possession.
  • Make sure attackers are creating space to exploit when the time is right.

Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • Scrimmage Pennies/Vests
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under

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Soccer Drill Titled: Great Attacking Skills
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Published by: Chris Johnson
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