Moving the goal posts

Objectives: To improve passing and encourage players to keep their heads up when in possession of the ball.

Age group: U5s to U10s.

Set-up: Create a 30-yard square and divide your players into two teams.

Take one player from each team and give them a three-yard rope or pole to hold. This is the “moving goal”.

You stand outside the playing area with a supply of balls.

How to play: The players holding the moving goal move freely around the grid.

  • The two teams try to score in the moving goal.
  • The first team to score three goals wins the game.
  • If the ball leaves the area, keep the game moving by putting another ball in play.

Variations:

1. Play with two balls (this also makes the game easier for younger players).

2. Reduce the width of the moving goal and/or restrict players to two or three touches.

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