This game encourages supporting and movement off the ball as well as making sure players learn how to deal with the basics of passing and receiving. After making a pass you will often see players standing still and admiring their work, you will also see players struggling to create good supporting angles for the player with the ball. MORE
Bend It Like Becks
Play with or without keepers. Divide the players into 5v5, 6v6 or you can add floaters if teams differ in ability.
Players can move anywhere on the pitch including around the back of the small goals. However, goals can only be scored from the middle and defending thirds. This will force bending and lobbing techniques.
Keep score of any goals in either of the goals.
Develops trick shots, swerving, lobs and chip shots.
Encourages players to create space with the ball, gives them time to get their heads up to see opportunities and try different shooting techniques. Not using keepers will give players more confidence to try and score over and around the obstacle.
Area: 60×40 yards pitch
Players: 10 to 14 players
Equipment: Two goals at each end with two smaller goals 10yards in front of them. (Or poles, flags)
What To Call Out
- Put keepers into the small goals. Allow one point for a goal scored in the small goal and two points for goals scored in the larger goal.
- Position the keepers in front of large goals. Players can now score from the attacking third.
Use as an unopposed warm up game with more balls to practice.