This three-part session will have your team peppering the opponents’ goal. By TRISTRAM BISGROVE MORE
This is a great game since it provides a natural handicap that makes even the most unequal of teams (in terms of player skill) equal. So let your players choose their own teams, if necessary, and enjoy the game’s effect!
A big part of the game is the pursuit of accuracy when shooting, so this puts the emphasis on players stroking the ball towards goal, not necessarily shooting with power. They should quickly realise this is the key technique to employ.
You need balls, bibs, cones and goals. Play 5v5 on a pitch measuring up to 40×30 yards (you can adjust it depending on the ages of your players). There are no keepers.
Goals are marked using poles or cones – one centrally at each end. • Play as you would do a normal game, but when a team scores, the goal it is shooting at shrinks by moving the poles or cones closer together by half a yard. • If a team shoots and misses, the goal width of the shooter’s own goal is increased by half a yard to make it easier for the opposition.
Shooting accuracy and combination build up play