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The Key to Winning More 1v1s in Soccer/Football

In soccer/football, 1v1 is where you're put to the test. It's player vs player, skill against skill -Where every move counts, and every goal is a testament to individual prowess.

But you may be thinking, what am I missing? What am I doing wrong?

What do I need to do to become good at 1v1?



Pro soccer players spend countless hours practicing for such moments, so when the moment comes, they’re ready and stand out.


When you receive the ball: where’s the defender coming from? What do you have in front of you? Space? or bunch of defenders? Can you just go to the goal? What are the steps you need to be taking if you don’t have space in front of you?


These are the questions that most pro soccer players think and analyze before ...



That’s what we at FuturElitez Soccer are here to help our players improve their confidence to take on that defender in a 1v1 scenario, and also we have broken it down into 3 simple steps for you here:


  1. Movement Mastery- Master the motion of each move you make. (Step overs, body feints, elastico, etc)

  2. Tight Spacce Ball Control- Practice to improve your footwork to be able to get out of the tight spaces in the game. (Like in the Ronaldinho drill)

  3. Creativity and Game Realistic

KNOW the importance of being creative to take defenders on. No creativity can take place if there is no source of confidence. Creativity spikes by:

  • Watching your favorite players play on TV or YouTube highlights

  • Having your coaches/trainers show and teach you cool and effective skills to learn and implement

  • Playing fifa and trying those combo moves





Understanding the significance of creativity in taking on defenders is comparable to unlocking a secret weapon on the field. By embracing creativity, players transcend predictable patterns, introducing an element of surprise and unpredictability to their attacks. This not only keeps defenders on their toes, but also provides the attacker with a toolkit of maneuvers that can bypass even the most seasoned opponents. So, knowing how to bring creativity into your game isn't just a "nice to have" skill, it's a GAME CHANGER!



Recently, we hosted a 1v1 & defending skills clinic (Oct 30/31, Nov 7) focusing on developing soccer defending skills and techniques in 1v1 situations and developing a knowledge of the principles of defending in players.


We believe that 1v1 training improves more than just technique. This focused form of training hones, not only technical prowess, but also fosters a heightened sense of confidence on the field. As players repeatedly navigate the challenges of one-on-one situations, they develop a deep understanding of their capabilities, translating into a newfound self-assurance that reverberates throughout their gameplay. The result is not just enhanced skills, but a genuine enjoyment of the game.





We offer our skills clinics exclusively to our FuturElitez members who are subscribed to our mailing list. If you're interested in taking advantage of our next 1v1 skills clinic, make sure to click the button below!





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