Louis Lancaster Coaching Drills - Part Three

This series focuses on 1v1 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, the ball is rolled in to the attacker, who has a free shot on goal. After shooting, two players enter the field with a different ball, creating a 2v1 situation. After that attack has ended, two more players join the defender and that team become attackers, creating a 3v2.

This drill tests passing, spatial awareness and shooting accuracy. See the video below.

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.