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Use this skills zone to explore 2 v 1s without contact. It is a bit slower than normal 2 v 1, allowing the players to think about deception.
My inspiration for this was how could I take the concept and effectiveness of a basic 2v1 skill zone and apply it to a socially distanced training session.
The skill zone has produced other benefits: it has allowed players to focus the notion of deception more than they would in a standard 2v1. It has also been a calmer area of training which I felt has been needed both mentally and physically for the players post-lockdown.
The flexible nature of the skill zone means you can adjust if the players need more of a challenge, with different scoring requirements.
I have had different scores for creativity (showing me something new, even if it didn’t work) or points for different types of passes and kicks