Numbers up to goal

One team, the offensive team, has two more players than the defensive team. Teams can be 6 vs. 4, 5 vs. 3, or 4 vs. 2 depending on the number of players.

The offensive team tries to score on the goal. The defenders try to pass the ball through either of the two small goals on the centre line.

Play starts at half field with the ball given to one of the offensive players or from a kick from the goalie.

COACHING POINTS

“Spread the defence out” – offensive players should be near the sidelines.

“Make smart passes” – with a two person numerical advantage, the offensive team shouldn’t lose the ball easily. Encourage team-mates to get into position to receive a pass before the player with the ball gets into trouble.

“Clear the ball wide” – when the defenders win possession of the ball.

“How can they pass to you if you are standing there?” – show players without the ball where to be to best support team-mates.

VARIATIONS

Require offensive team to complete three passes in a row before shooting.

Defenders have only one less player than offenders (e.g. 3 vs. 2, 4 vs. 3, etc.)