Looking for a drill to assist in your individual skill development program? In the video below Lee Cullip, Sporting Director of The Technical Institute (TTI,)leads players in a 2 v 1 (3 Touch Finish) drill that is part of his Player Centric Development demonstration.
The drill is set up in a 20 yard area with one small goal and six soccer balls spread out at the top of the grid. There are two offensive players and one defensive player that are playing 2 v 1 to goal. One of the offensive players goes to get a ball, turns and then attacks to start the drill. The offensive players are trying to score in the small goal with the defending player trying to win the ball or clear it out of the grid. Once a goal is scored, shot is missed, or defender wins the ball, the play is done and one of the offensive players checks back to get another ball and restart the drill. The defensive player rotates out to the side where another defender will come in every time a new ball is started.
Coach Cullip stops the drill to make a few important points to the players. First, he instructs the offensive players to try and score quickly. They should be aggressive in attacking the defender and trying to score instead of making multiple moves or trying to beat the defender more than once. Coach Cullip talks to the defensive players about pressing higher and quicker. The purpose of this is for the defensive players not to sit back and give more of an advantage to the offensive players. The defender in 2 v 1 situation should be trying to cut one player out by forcing the ball and trying to create a 1 v 1.
This drill is just a small part of Coach Cullip’s presentation at a recent Glazier Clinic. For information about how to gain access to his entire presentation, as well as hundreds of other great clinic presentations, click the link Glazier Soccer Clinics.
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