Small-Sided Game For Flank Play

By Keith Scarlett This activity is a 4 v 4 game plus 2 flank players plus 2 neutral players to regulation goals. Two goals should be set up about 25 metres apart. The field is 30 metres wide. A channel … Continue reading

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Small-Sided Game For Defending

By Keith Scarlett This activity works on 1v1 defending, pressure, cover, recovery and defensive communication. When moving up the pitch to attack the opposition’s goal, losing possessing can lead to a counter-attack. This technical training activity is designed to help … Continue reading

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Small-Sided Game for Attacking and Defending

by Gabriel Celante This drill focuses on teaching the art of attacking in numbers and building attack from the center of the field and finishing in the 4-2 (from 4-4-2 Diamond formation). This soccer drill also focuses on innervating tactical … Continue reading

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Small-Sided Game For Coaching the 4-2-3-1

By Stevie Grieve, Author of Coaching the 4-2-3-1, Modern Soccer Tactics and Winning Soccer Tactics. Grieve is the author of the “original” Coaching the 4-2-3-1 book and has now authored a book that focuses on the advanced tactics of the 4-2-3-1.  This article is … Continue reading

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Best Small-Sided Game Competition

Earlier this year we held a competition where coaches could submit their favorite “Shooting and Finishing” drill.  We had some great entries and even compiled all of them into an eBook that we gave away free.  If you don’t have … Continue reading

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