This game is called “Take a Chance!”. It is a good example of active learning – your players will decide how this game should be played.
Will they take the easy option or take the harder one and potentially win more points?
Objective: To improve decision making and teamwork.
Age group: U8s to U14s.
Number of players: Eight.
Set-up: Create a 30×20 yards playing area with a goal at each end.
Divide your players into teams of four.
How to play: The first team to get to 10 points wins the game.
One team starts with four players on the pitch. They get one point if they score the first goal.
The other team is given 10 seconds to decide how many players they will have on the pitch.
If they decide to play with all four they also get one point for the first goal.
If they play with three and score first they get two points, if they play with just two on the pitch they get three points and if one of them is brave enough to have a go on his own, his team gets four points if he can score the first goal.
Alternate the teams after every goal so that both have the opportunity to take a chance!