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.

The cube

The cube

in Small Sided Games

Improve your players’ desire to win in this three team competitive game. The cube will inspire players to strive to be the champions of the cube by beating two opponents at the four goal and two goal games. MORE

Beat two and score - part 1

Beat two and score

in Small Sided Games, Soccer dribbling drills

Beat two and score is a dream practice for players who love to show off their skill and dribbling ability. Players must compete to dribble outside the opponent’s end line and into a second 1v1 situation where a quick change of direction can give them the opportunity to shoot. MORE

Man marking - part 1

Man marking

in Defending, Small Sided Games

The man marking game places the players in a high pressure situation. Players must stick tight to their opponent when defending in order to stop them scoring. But, in attack they must be constantly on the move to lose their marker and score a goal. MORE

Wide advantage - part 1

Wide advantage

in Small Sided Games

The wide advantage game is designed to improve build up play in wide areas. It also enhances players’ awareness of using the full width of the pitch when attacking enabling them to reap the benefits of additional crossing situations. MORE

The dribbler

The dribbler

in Small Sided Games, Soccer dribbling drills

Fans around the world love players like Messi and Ronaldo who can dribble and go past their opponent. Players like this who demonstrate skill and quick changes of direction are so exciting to watch and have soccer fans on the edge of their seats as they go past one, two and three defenders to score. MORE

Wing mania

Wing mania

in Small Sided Games

Wing mania develops a range of tactics to improve attacking in wide areas of the pitch. The games encourage switching of play, dribbling outside and inside, overlapping and crossing situations. MORE

1v1 crazy

1v1 crazy

in Small Sided Games

In any squad regardless of age and ability, there are many types of player. They may be attacking or defensive, fast or slow, tall or short and strong or slight. This combination of players makes for a good learning experience when playing 1v1. MORE

Multi ball game - part 1

Multi ball game

in Small Sided Games

This exciting, all-action attacking and defending game features a variety of mini duels of 1v1, 2v1, 2v2 and so on. Each team must attack or defend in order to stop the opposition winning. MORE

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