5 v 5 “Must Be Over Half Field”

​Set-up: (as pictured) Field should be a rectangle (40 yards long x 20 to 25 yards wide).  Create a clear half field line.

Coach should stand at the halfway line and observe the game.  Try to keep comments to a minimum, but encourage all players to “push up” and “stay connected” with their teammates when attacking.  All players must be over half field for a goal to count!


  •     Stay “connected as a team”
  •     Taking space when team is on the attack
  •     Immediate defending as a group when you lose possession “pressing”

Variation: Play the same game with goalies to large goals.


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