Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity is a 4 v 4 game working on support and spacing.
This game involves a 40 x 30 grid with two full sized goals. There are 4 players on each team. You can find many games similar to this in the book Coaching Soccer Through Small-Sided Games.
When the black team has the ball, two of their players stay back and two attack the goal. The two who stay back are able to provide support. So in attack, the team is playing a 2-2 formation.
The defending team defends with 3 in back and 1 in goal.
When the yellow team wins the ball they transition into a 2-2 and the black team defends with 3 and has 1 in goal.
Each time a team loses the ball a different player must become the keeper so all four rotate in goal.
This game is an excellent way to work on shape, communication and support.
You can find many games similar to this in the book Coaching Soccer Through Small-Sided Games.
Have a great day!