Everybody up!

Objective: to improve speed of transition, passing and communication.

Age group: U9 upwards.

Number of players: whole team.

Set up: Create a 30 x 40 yard playing area with a half way line marked.

Divide your team into two teams. They don’t have to be evenly matched.

How to play: Play ordinary soccer with one condition: a goal only counts if every player in the team is in the opposition half when the ball crosses the line.

Progression:

  • Goals count double if the defending team fails to get all its players back into it’s own half.
  • Goals have to be scored with one touch (great for encouraging assists).
  • Goals have to be scored after X number of passes.
  • Every player on a team has to touch the ball before a goal can be scored.