In this 2 v 1 drill, the defender comes from the side. The passer needs to interest the defender and come up with ways to prevent that defender from moving onto the receiver. MORE
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We take a traditional 2 v 1 exercise and add in two elements, a random starting position for the defender and forcing the ball carrier to change their line twice.
- Put a ball carrier and support player at the corner of 5m long, 8m wide box. Put a defender on the opposite corner.
- Call out a colour of a cone, and the defender runs along their side of the box to that cone before coming forward.
- In the meantime, the attacker runs to a gate in the middle of their side of the box and then cuts into the box. They then either try to beat the defender, or more likely, draw the defender and pass to the support player.
- The support player times their run, but doesn’t need to go through the gate.
- Use touch tackling, with a two handed touch on the ball carrier equally a tackle.
Start the support player at the other corner of the box.
Start the defender at the other corner of the box.
Add in a trailing defender, who starts on their front by the attackers.
- Always attack the defender at speed.
- Run at the defender if they are moving, then move to an edge of the defender at the last moment.
- Pass into the path of the support player, not at the support player.
- The support player needs to read the ball carrier to find the space – watch their shoulders.
- Don’t preplan.
- Defender, don’t be passive – come forward to attack the ball carrier. This is because there is very little space in this exercise.