I heard a coach say "none of that 1v1 garbage"... I think this was a U11 game. Competitive. It was sad to hear. 1v1 is an important part of the game. Garbage? That is bad teaching. Why do so many choose between dribbling and passing? Between 1v1 and teamwork? They are all fundamental. Also, we (USA) will never develop a superstar if we don't embrace 1v1 and dribbling and creativity. If we suppress it in the youth then they will not flourish. Sure, some... ok many... overdo it... but this is a period of learning. Let them try and fail. Superstars drive the sport. Messi, Ronaldo, Pele, Maradona. It sells tickets. It sells jerseys. It gets kids interested. It creates fans. It spurs debate. Every sport in the US has superstars. Household names - Jordan, Tom Brady, Gretzky. The people want them. Sure the US has great soccer players, but no household names like other countries. We have no Neymars. All of the greats are great at 1v1. Therefore, embrace 1v1!