Small-sided games are a great way to give your players lots of touches of the ball and get them back on track for playing matches. Try these four small-sided games that work on different aspects of your players’ technique. A great tactic to practice in a small-sided game is counter-attacking after winning the ball at... MORE
The wingers game shows the advantage of having width in your team’s play. The game is played for two halves with each team being given the wingers for one half and benefiting from being able to pass wide and get crosses into the opponent’s box.
- Pitch 40yds x 30yds including two 5yd side channels
What you get your players to do
Two wingers go into the wide channels inside the opponent’s half.
Each team attacks and defends a goal.
The team which has the wide advantage (blue) should pass wide to the wingers and then makes a run into the box to score from the cross.
The opposing team (red) does not have access to the wingers and has to build up play through the centre of the pitch.
- The game is played for two halves of five minutes
- Wingers are limited to two touches and cannot leave the wide channel
- Defenders are not allowed to enter the wide channel
- The wingers change teams at half time
The winger who has not received the pass is allowed to run into the box and support the attacking team to score from the other winger’s cross.
The blue team has the advantage of the wingers in the first half.
In possession they can use the wingers by passing wide…
…then getting into the box to score from the cross.