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Age range: U6s and upwards.

Number of players: Eight.

Set-up: Create a 30×20 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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