Young players learn a lot from the environment you create, the words you use and the way you explain the sessions to them. Making sure the atmosphere and the games are fun is key to success in your coaching. MORE
Age group: U7 – U14
Set up: Create a 20 x 30 playing area.
This might seem like a big area for just four players but the big space will create more breakaway situations and will encourage players to run into spaces during matches.
Place a small goal on each end line.
Split your players into teams of two and give each team a number – 1,2,3,4.
Each team has a soccer ball.
Note: if you have more than eight players (four teams) set up two games of Attack! Attack! to reduce waiting time.
How to play: teams 1 and 2 play 2v2. The remaining teams spread out along the sidelines.
If a team concedes a goal they leave the field and the next team step on with their ball. They attack the winning team’s goal as quickly as possible.
The winning team stays on and plays until they concede a goal.
If the ball goes out of bounds, the game is restarted with a kick in.
First team to win X number of games wins.