Fun & Powerful Small Sided Games
Mini games or small sided games are designed to help players and teams improve in a variety of different areas such as switching the play, utilizing wingers, launching counter attacks, and more. Mini games are great for player development because with less players on each side, everyone gets more touches on the ball and more opportunities to improve. They are also great for replicating game-like situations.
This small sided game is great for players to start thinking and applying about tactics and overloads to matches.
Combination play with crosses is a great drill for players to work on combination play, finishing, and crossing.
Keep away to attack is a small sided game where two teams must complete a given number of passes before trying to score on goal.
The 3v3v3 rondo keep away drill is played with 3 teams where two teams keep possession against one team in the middle.
The Liverpool 3v2 drill is an excellent exercise for players to work on finishing as well as attacking with a numerical advantage towards goal.
2v2 to mini goals is a simple 2v2 variation where players can work on basic defending and attacking concepts.
Diagonal four is a great possession game for players to work on vision and awareness as they can attack in four different directions to earn points.
5v5 to large goals is a simple, fun, and competitive small sided game variation with four field players and a goal keeper per side.
4v4 is a great size of small sided game to help players get lots of touches on the ball and in this variation with mini goals, keepers are not needed.
2v2 to a large goal is an excellent exercise to work on attacking and defending fundamentals, especially as a progression after 1v1.
6v6 is a great size of a small sided game to work on tactical concepts and allow players to get more touches on the ball to improve overall.
Spread it around is a simple mini game where each player on the team must touch the ball once before a team can score a goal.
4v4 corner targets is a three team competition where teams earn points by keeping possession and playing in to one of the corners.
Unlock neutrals five a side is a mini game where a team can unlock players to join their team if they complete a certain amount of passes first.Set Up Create a large grid with two mini goals on either side. Divide players into two teams to compete against each other...
3v3 defenders in zones is a small sided game variation which gives the offensive team an incentive to move the ball as the defenders must stay in their areas.
Simple 2v1 to goal is a basic 2v1 variation where two attackers try to score a goal on a single defender.
6v6 is a great size exercise to work on tactical concepts, especially when it comes to the back line and defensive midfielders against the attackers.
Call the numbers is a dynamic small sided game where the players who come out and compete are the numbers that the coach calls out.
Keep away to target players is a competitive, free flowing possession game where teams earn points by going from one side to the other.
Press the possession is a possession based drill where emphasis is placed on defensive pressing when the offensive team switches the ball to the other side.
3v3 beat the last player is a simple 3v3 drill with a twist. In order to score, a team has to navigate past an additional player who is protecting the goals.
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