Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on possession, attacking and longer passes.
This is a 4 v 4 game with a third team resting. The field is 40 x 30 and there is an extra 10 yards on each end line. Two small goals are set up 10 yard beyond each endline with a player from the resting team in each goal.
In many small sided games, goals are scored by dribbling through a goal or dribbling up to a goal and then making a very short pass. In this activity the players have make a longer but still accurate pass to score.
To make it more challenging you can move the goals back another 5 or 10 yards to require an even longer pass to score the goal.
If you want to increase the size of the field you can play 5 v 5 and now you would have a neutral player from the resting team on each sideline for support.
Unfortunately, with the emphasis on small sided games and with short passing, the ability to play a longer ball is frequently a neglected skill in soccer. These types of games help to overcome this.
Have a great day!