The ability to dribble with pace, change speed, and then cut back inside is one of the most important combinations of 1v1 skills in youth soccer – yet it’s not taught often enough.


That is why I love the 1v1 Dribbling with Two Goals training video produced by Sithembiso Nkosi.  This 1 vs 1 drill has been adapted from the Coerver coaching DVDs. The participant’s age group range from 11 to the eldest 14 years.


Key skills developed:


  • Dribbling with pace while under pressure
  • Decision-making that adapts to the situation and the defender
  • Finishing with either foot
  • Defenders must close the space quickly, but not overrun the opponent


Check out coach Nkosi’s Youtube Channel for more great content like this.