Play Out, Go Out

Set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum)
  • Two teams of four players
  • No goals
  • Both teams must have two players on the pitch and two players on the outside of the pitch
  • If the ball leaves play, pass a new ball onto the pitch


  • The aim of the game is to make a pass out to a team-mate.
  • The passing player then goes to the outside whilst the receiving player dribbles into the playing area.
  • A goal is awarded for each successful pass to an outside player.
  • The game is played for a set time period.


64 small-sided games key

Play out, go out - part 1

The white team are in possession in a simple 2 v 2 game.

Play out, go out - part 2

A white player creates an opportunity to pass to his team-mate off the pitch.

Play out, go out - part 3

A successful pass means the two players swap roles.

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