64 Small-Sided Soccer Games

Now all your players can get more touches, make more passes, score more goals and enjoy every coaching session you run
Michael Beale

Michael Beale’s 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games manual is essential for coaching every aspect of your players’ game, from individual core skills to team-based attacking strategies. These small-sided games will help stimulate your players and accelerate their learning abilities.

Each game guarantees sufficient touches for each player, enabling them to develop their “soccer vision.” You can run several games simultaneously, focusing on different disciplines, so that your players get the most out of each session.

“…invaluable when it comes to planning my coaching sessions.” Stephen Brown, Lower Maze FC, Northern Ireland.

Order 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games to give your team all the skills, techniques and strategies they need to be successful.

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Small-sided games are recognised throughout grassroots and professional coaching as one of the best methods to coach soccer skills and tactics. There are so many benefits to using them.

– More player participation

– More touches of the ball

– More passes attempted

– More 1v1s attempted

– More goals scored

– More goalkeeper participation

– No referee needed

– No results recorded

– Players take responsibility

– Different games mean different problems to solve and skills to use

64 Small Sided Soccer Games is Soccer Coach Weekly’s best-selling manual, used by thousands of soccer coaches around the world.



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5 reviews for 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games

  1. 5 out of 5

    I would just like to say that I found the manual to be invaluable when it comes to planning my coaching sessions. All the small-sided games are expertly illustrated, making them easy to understand and put into practice on a training night.

    I know my players thoroughly enjoy the games - much better than picking two teams and just having a match!!

    Stephen Brown, Manager, Lower Maze F.C., Mid Ulster Intermediate A Division, Northern Ireland

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  2. 5 out of 5

    I found the manual very helpful and covering a range of skill level to fit my players. Since I coach in a rec league, I found the games that were less complicated more useful. In any event, the emphasis on small field, fewer players, helped keep all players active during each exercise. I found this to be most beneficial.

    The girls definitely improved their skills as there was less standing around and they enjoyed the games more than the standard line drills. Also, mixing up the type of games and doing other exercises helped keep their interest.

    Rick Gennario, Lee-Mt. Vernon Soccer Club, Virginia, U.S.A.

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  3. 4 out of 5

    I have found the sessions incredibly helpful with my coaching. They are simple to set up and easy to follow for both players and coaches. The simplicity of the sessions allows you to get more out of them.

    They act as a great tool for individual skills, techniques, and as a fitness tool and can easily be adapted for your players into functions and phases which I've found very good for coaching 11 v 11 football.

    Andrew Homent, Women's and Girl's Development Coach, London FA, U.K.
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  4. 4 out of 5

    Great book! When ideas run thin, there is always an idea within the book to help. Also when I'm not available the book helps parents who step in to take a session.

    Dave Edwards, Ashurst Wood Juniors, West Sussex, U.K.

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  5. 5 out of 5

    Myself and my assistant Nick Gwyther have found this book superb, we currently coach under 7s and the simplicity of the diagrams and the list of instructions has made understanding and performing the drills easy and fun with the boys. We have adapted some of the drills to suit our age group, but have managed to get the overall idea across to the boys.

    We have been able to find a drill and work a progression into it every week since we purchased it, and have noticed a greater understanding of the game starting to appear. It has now become our best reference point, and we would recommend this book to any club, as it can be used from reception through to senior football.

    Lewis and team

    Lewis Evans and Nick Gwyther, Whitchurch Sports Junior FC, Bristol, U.K.

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    Michael Beale is the former assistant manager at Sao Paulo in Brazil. His previous roles include Liverpool's senior development coach and U23s manager, and youth development officer at Chelsea. He is the author of many manuals including the best selling 64 Small-Sided Games and Soccer Attack!
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