This series focuses on 1-v-1 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 begin in diagonally opposing corners of the pitch. The player with the ball passes to their opponent in the opposite corner, and once the attacker receives the ball the drill begins. Each player must then run around the cone in their respective corner before entering the arena and facing off 1-v-1. This drill tests passing accuracy, close control and 1-v-1 skills. Stay tuned for the next in the series!
Diagonals - Video Example
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 W.F.C., Brentford F.C., Portsmouth F.C., Watford F.C. and Shanghai Shenxin F.C.
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.