You can use this small sided game as a warm up or warm down – the winning team is the first to have all four players on the pitch and complete 6 consecutive passes. MORE
3v3v3 central and wide advantage
The central and wide advantage game improves your team’s ability to use the entire pitch when in attacking situations. Having an additional attacker in the centre of the pitch will force your team to work on quick combination play in central areas in order to score a goal. Having additional players in wide areas will force your team to play more wide passes where crosses can be made into the opponent’s box. Playing this game will show your team the benefits of both types of attack.
- Pitch 40 yds x 30yds
What you get your players to do
This game progresses from the previous one. The three neutral attackers are spread out so that one goes into one half as a forward and the other two are positioned on the touchline of the other half as right and left wingers.
So, when attacking, the team has extra players to help it score a goal.
At one end the additional attacker is in the centre of the pitch, which encourages the team to attack in this area with quick passing combinations. At the opposite end of the pitch the two additional attackers are on the wings and the team must attack in wide areas utilising one-twos or crosses.
- The game is played for ten minutes
- If the defenders win the ball or the ball leaves the pitch then the attack is over.The defending team now breaks forward and into the opposite half to attack
Reward the teams for using the neutral players. If a neutral player scores or assists in the delivery of a goal then the goal counts as double.
In one half a single neutral attacker is placed in the middle of the pitch. At the other end there are two neutral players positioned on the wings.
When attacking down the pitch the blue team has a central advantage creating a 4v3 overload.
When attacking up the pitch the blue team now has a wide advantage with players on the wings who can be used to provide crosses.