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20 seconds possession to score

I invented this game, in which the team in possession has 20 seconds to score or the ball is given back to the opposition. This creates a fast game with players shooting at every opportunity.

I invented this game, in which the team in possession has 20 seconds to score or the ball is given back to the opposition. This creates a fast game with players shooting at every opportunity.

I start with a shooting warm-up and move on to the game following that.

The idea is to encourage movement, passing and shooting.

 

Play this simple warm-up

Players run with the ball then play a simple pass to you, or an assistant, who returns it for the player to hit first-time at the goal. This is simple build-up play with passing and receiving skills, ending in a shot at goal.

Then turn it into a game

Now you can progress your session with a 3v3 small-sided game in an area 40×30 yards. Each team has to make three passes before a player can shoot at goal but they only have 20 seconds to do so.

If the opposition team wins the ball, its 20 seconds start straight away and players have to make at least three passes before they can take a shot.

The time, give your players a time limit that will vary depending on age and ability. An U16s team, for example, should be given a 10-second or less time limit and U14s a 15-second time limit.

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