4 v 4 Shooting Game

Organization

2 teams
– grid (30yds x 40yds)
– 2 goals with goalies
– good supply of cones to mark off area
– good supply of balls for continuous play
– pinnies

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Description

Play 2v2 in each half, players must stay in their half.
Variation:
allow the defender who makes a pass to his forward to move into the attacking half to create 3v2 situation
goals can only be scored off a first touch
limit number of touches
adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points

Attacking:
Accurate passes; quick finish;  aggressive and positive mentality;     placement versus power; supporting angle and distance to ball; unbalancing the defense;  create space for others;   attack space behind defense.
Defending:
    Angle and speed of approach;     delay and channel; deny turn ;     tracking; recovery runs; changing role of pressure and cover; visual and verbal communication.

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