Training from active methodology: 1xGK
When we talk about a 1x1 action in a football match, referring to a goalkeeper versus opposing player duel, we have a clear mindset regarding this situation. We envisage a player running with the ball towards the rival goal without any other opposition to beat than the goalkeeper, and with time available before defensive help arrives. Traditionally we trained the 1xGk (one against the goalkeeper) through closed exercises of players running with the ball, beating the opposition and completing. However, we now want to expand this situation concept to also include scenarios of shots from middle and close range, without the need for there having been any running with the ball and beating opponents for the situation to be considered as a 1xGk. Because placing limits would not do justice to a sport so rich in variety, randomness and variability. In the modern game such situations are the defensive scenario with the least percentage of occurrences in competition. Bearing this in mind, should we train less for this? Or, is its level of defensive risk still so relevant that it becomes an essential content for our workouts?