Booklet: Offensive 1 vs 1
Authors: Peter Schreiner, Jörg Amthor, Sven Hübscher
Offensive 1 vs 1 – 50 Exercises and Competitions
Speed of Execution and Action Competence
Dribbling exercises with a focus on ball control, twists, changes of direction and tempo changes certainly have their justification and are particularly useful in basic training if they are used in doses. The skills learned in basic training should then be developed as early as possible application-oriented in exercises and competitions.
The successful design of offensive 1 vs 1 situations is always a great challenge for an attacker, because most defenders are well-trained in defensive tackling and also experience shows that they are extremely physical. Therefore, players in all leagues and levels are still very much in demand, who are capable of playing relentlessly attacking opponents in order to open rooms, to create a numerical majority, or to finish on the goal unchallenged.
Players like Arjen Robben, Ronaldo, Franck Ribery, Lionel Messi, Alexis Sanchez or Neymar have a dribbling success rate of around 40-70%, which makes the difference.
Which skills are necessary? What characterizes all these players – what makes them different?
First of all, all these players master almost all known dribbling techniques, body delusions and feints from the bottom up and apply them flexibly to the situation. In addition, they have extremely high basic dynamics and an explosive start. Her body control is phenomenal and the action density is very high. But these factors alone are far from enough to describe the level of these world class players. They are characterized by additional skills with which they can decide games on their own:
These world-class players are fast-reacting to the fast-changing and complex game situations (space, teammates and opponents, ball movements, etc.) and make almost intuitively correct decisions based on their experience. The key words for this are “Speed of Execution”, and “Action Competence”.