This game puts a time pressure on players to score match-winning goals, much like in a real game when the final whistle approaches and a team needs to score. It’s a fun session that your players will really love. MORE
Small sided soccer game to boost quick thinking skills
If you have been working on getting your soccer (football) players to practise quick throw-ins during training, why not round the session off with a quick 4v4 game to put their quick-thinking throw-in skills to the test.
Small-sided game set up
- Set up a pitch around 30 x 20 yards.
- Use two teams of four soccer (football) players.
- Use the nearest soccer player to the goal as the keeper, but only one player can claim to be the keeper on each attack.
- What you are looking for is quick throw-ins and free-kicks – you can be quite liberal with your free-kick whistle.
- Explain to your players that there will be a lot of free-kicks. Sometimes a foul will not have been committed but the players are in good positions to take advantage.
- It is up to the coach to make sure he is aware of these situations occurring and blow his whistle as necessary.
- No goal kicks, restart with a kick out from the goal line.
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