soccer coaching game split the defenders
|This game will improve your players' passing/receiving skills
and their decision making. It is easy to set up and explain but demands
a high work rate and good concentration from your players if they are
Experience: intermediate upwards.
Set up: create an area 18 yards by 18 yards for every six players in your squad.
Divide your players into teams of two. You need three teams for each playing area.
How to play: two teams (four players) are spread round the outside of the square and attempt to pass a ball to each other across it. The third team works in the square and tries to intercept the passes.
If they can pass the ball between the defenders (splitting them) the successful team gets a point.
The first team to score three points wins.
If the defenders intercept a pass, they exchange places with the relevant team.
Limit the number of touches per possession.
Play the same game, but expand the square by three to five yards on each side and have the players play inside the grid instead of outside the grid.