soccer coaching game to improve defensive and attacking skills

This game is called Back to Front, the objective is to improve defensive and attacking skills. 

Age range: U6s and upwards.

Number of players: Eight.

Set-up: Create a 30x20 playing area with two goals set in about five yards from each end line.

How to play: Divide your players into two teams of four. Goalkeepers are optional.

  • Each team is given one goal to defend and one to attack.
  • They can score from either side of the goal.

Coaching notes: Encourage players to attack the back of the goal if their path to the front is blocked.

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