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4v4 + Wide Players

Set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum)
  • Three teams of four players
  • Two teams play the game
  • One team acts as the goalkeepers and crossing players

Rules

  • The game is played as a normal 4v4 plus keepers, but the teams can use the players off the pitch to provide crosses.
  • The crossing players are allowed 3 touches (control, dribble, pass/cross).
  • The game is played for a set period of time.
  • The teams are rotated for the next match.

 

64 small-sided games key

4v4 + wide players - part 1

Play a normal 4v4 game , but use the third team of 4 as crossers and goalkeepers.

4v4 + wide players - part 2

The team in possession can use the players off the pitch for extra width.

4v4 + wide players - part 3

Here, the extra player gets a cross in to create a goal-scoring opportunity.

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