Video Series Introduction

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.

Opposing Ends

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 1-v-1. This drill tests connection, quick thinking and 1-v-1 skills. Keep posted for future instalments!


About Louis

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.