soccer coaching one goal game

Suitable for: all ages/experience.

Set up: use a suitable sized playing area with one cone or pole goal set in the middle (not on the end line).

Pick two teams of three or four, plus a goalkeeper.

How to play:

  • Both teams attack and defend the one goal.
  • Goals can be scored from either side of the goal.
  • The player who has the last touch on the ball before it crosses the line is the scorer, even if it is only a slight deflection.
  • If a goal is scored, the game continues from the other side of the goal.
  • If the goalkeeper makes a save, they throw the ball to the edge of the playing area.