This series, produced by our retail partner Discount Football Kits, focuses on 1v1 drills that incorporate a range of skill-based attacking and defending scenarios for players to improve their awareness, confidence and ability.
In this particular drill, both players start on either end of the pitch. The ball is played in for one player to take a free shot on goal. Immediately after doing so, another ball is played to the opposing player who is then tasked with scoring in the other goal through a 1v1. This drill tests connection, quick thinking and 1v1 skills.
Louis Lancaster is an English professional football coach who holds the highest coaching qualifications in the UEFA Pro and Elite Level licences. Born in Barking, England, Lancaster’s previous management experience comprises coaching roles at a number of high-profile clubs including Arsenal WFC, Brentford FC, Portsmouth FC, Watford FC and Shanghai Shenxin FC.
In 2011, Louis was selected as one of 16 coaches from the past decade to participate in the inaugural FA Elite Coaches Award. He currently serves as assistant manager of the Chinese Taipei national team in Taiwan.