Free Your Team Mate

Set up

  • Mark out a circle of about 25 yards diameter using cones or markers
  • Two teams of four players
  • No goals
  • Each team has one player on the pitch and three players on the outside


  • To start, pass a ball into the pitch. The two players compete for possession.
  • The player who wins the ball attempts to pass out to a team mate.
  • If successful, the team mate enters the pitch to make a 2v1.
  • The winning team is the first to have all four players on the pitch and complete 6 consecutive passes.


64 small-sided games key

Free your team mate - part 1

The first two players compete to win possession.

Free your team mate - part 2

The aim is to pass the ball out to a team mate.

Free your team mate - part 3

If you can keep possession, the reward is to have more players on the pitch.

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