I attended one of your clinics in Redding last year, and was surprised
when you promoted the 1V1 concept. I coach little girls in the Under-10
division, so I thought it would be difficult to get them to understand the
procedures you had showed us.
I took what I learned at the clinic and switched it around, so that the
younger kids would understand it. Using the same concepts, I started out
every practice for about 15 to 20 minutes using the 1V1. What I found was
I had several girls that had never played soccer before and several with
various years of experience. The 1V1 concept was a tremendous tool for the
team. The skill levels soared in comparison to my previous teams, and
brought the comprehension level up quickly. What I mean is, the girls
understood much sooner, the basics of game situations, and were able to
react quicker in the game.
As a coach, I was much happier with the ease in which I was able to
explain tactics after during the 1V1 games. I had other coaches as well as
parents remark at how quickly the skill levels had risen on the team.
Needless to say, I am sold on the 1V1 training and will continue to
I look forward to any further information on the topic.
Red Bluff Youth Soccer League