This is a great game for improving your players’ ball control and ‘vision’.

Experience: any.

Set-up: two teams of six (four plus two “bumpers” wearing bibs) play football in an area 30 yards long by 20 yards wide.

How to play: the bumpers are target players and can be placed on the sidelines, by a goal or allowed to move anywhere inside the playing area.

Game 1: teams earn a point for a successful pass to one of their bumpers.

Game 2: teams earn a point if they can score a goal after passing to a bumper.

Game 3: teams earn a point for passing the ball from one bumper to the other without the other team getting a touch on the ball.

Game 4: a regular game of football but only bumpers can score. Change the bumpers after each goal.

For more soccer coaching tips and products visit Soccer Coaching Club.