Objective: To improve defending and attacking skills.
Age group: U9s and upwards.
Set up: Use a 30×20 yards pitch with a goal at one end.
Divide your players into teams of four.
How to play
One team starts as the attacking team. The other team defends.
The defending players are numbered 1-4 and each takes a turn as goalkeeper.
Defenders get a point each time they stop attackers from scoring for 20 seconds.
To start the game, one attacking player dribbles the ball onto the pitch and attempts to score in a 1v3 situation.
If he scores, his team gets a point. If the defenders win the ball or force it out of play, they get a point.
When the first ball is dead, a second attacker dribbles a ball onto the pitch and combines with the first attacker to make a 2v3 situation.
Again, if the attackers score, they get a point and if the defenders win the ball or force it out of play, they get a point.
When that ball goes dead, the third attacker enters the playing area. Finally, the fourth attacker enters to make it a 4v3 in favour of the attackers.
When all four attacks have been completed, the teams switch roles.