Number of players: 4v4 (or 5v5 if you use
Age group: U10 upwards
Set up: divide a 40x30 grid (with a goal
at each end) into four quarters using flat cones or lines.
Set up (contd): assign the following
positions to the players in both teams: defender, left midfield player, right midfield player and attacker.
Procedure: The defender works in the
two squares nearest her goal, the left midfield player must stay in the two squares on
the left of the grid, the right mid player works in the two squares on the
right of the grid and the attacker plays in the two squares
nearest the other teams goal. Otherwise, normal soccer rules apply.
Play to a set number of goals or for a
set time. You could also award 'goals' for a set number of passes.
Tip: encourage quick shooting and tight
defending by not having goalkeepers and making the goals big. The younger
the players, the bigger the goal should be.