Directional Game

Set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum)
  • Two teams of four players
  • Four mini goals, one on each side of the pitch


  • One player from each team enters the pitch.
  • Start the game by feeding a ball in for a 1v1 contest.
  • One team attacks the goals across the width of the pitch.
  • One team attacks the goals down the length of the pitch.
  • After each attack add one player to each team.
  • The game is played for a set period of time.
  • If a goal is scored or the ball leaves play, pass a new ball onto the pitch.


64 small-sided games key

Directional game - part 1

The white team are trying to score left to right, blacks top to bottom.

Directional game - part 2

It’s now 4v4 and the black team make it difficult by pressing and tackling.

Directional game - part 3

When they win possession, the black team must attempt to score.


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