EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

Small Sided Games

Small-sided games are games with a small number of players on each side, for example 3 v 3 or 5 v 5. The key point is that because there are fewer players, each player gets more touches of the ball, and there are many additional benefits.

Soccer Coach Weekly recommends the use of small-sided games as a key part of your coaching program, and as a subscriber you can access 128 specially designed games, in a format that you can easily print and take to training. Once the games are set up and running and the players understand the rules, there’s no coaching, and the players take responsibility.

Alternatively you can buy all the games in printed or ebook format here.

The games in the section below will help your players to improve on individual and team skills. They are simple to set up, guarantee more player participation, with more passes attempted, and more goals scored.

Battle for possession

Angles of attack

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

This session tests a number of developmental characteristics in players, from the technical – multiple and varied touches and passes of the ball, position-specific work and handling pressure – to tactical linking with players in similar positions and game understanding linked to rules and conditions MORE

Principles of attack

Success in transitions

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

This session ensures players remain physically and mentally alert at all times, always aware of the concept of using available space in order to make maximum use of the ball. It’s a fast session that rehearses overloads, shooting, passing and movement in the same manner that your players will encounter in a match MORE

Rondo squares

Rondo Squares

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Based on the Barcelona possession game Rondo, this game will help your players to keep the ball off the opposition giving themselves more chance of scoring goals MORE

Transition Success

Transition success

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

In the professional game there are around 200 turnovers of the ball in every match – so players need to practice how to deal with them. Reacting to turnover balls is vital at youth level because often teams are switched off to the positives and negatives MORE

Striker 1v1s

Strikers winning 1v1s

in Attacking, Small Sided Games

A clever striker can find space with ease when he goes 1v1 with the opposition defenders – get past the defender and your free to attack the goal. Try this session to get your players scoring more goals. MORE



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