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Scoreboard Soccer

Kick Off Games

Game 1

Objective: 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4

Explanation: Each team sets up the game shown. The first player from each team enters the field and plays 1v1. On the conclusion of this ball the next player for each team enters the pitch creating a 2v2. The game continues in this fashion up until 4v4 (adapt for your numbers). Once all players are on the pitch, play a game. Notice if one team has a ball at player 1 and 3 then the other has a ball with player 2 and 4.

Let the players play, re-visit the 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 game as often or as little as you wish during the game.

Game 2

Objective: Passing

Explanation:Each team sets up the passing practice shown. If you have 4 players in each team they do not follow their pass, with 5 or more they pass and then follow. At the coaches discretion, they shout blue or red. If they shout red then the ball the red team have is the one that will be used and both teams start playing a game. The player in blue who has a ball needs to dribble and shoot (unopposed) into the red team's goal before joining the game.

Let the players play, re-visit the passing pattern as often or as little as you wish during the game.

Game 3

Objective: Shooting

Explanation: Each team sets up the shooting practice as shown. On the coaches call, the first player will dribble and attempt to score, they will then immediately turn and support the next player coming in. This player needs to play a wall pass with the player in front of them before attempting to score. This pattern repeats until all players are on the pitch and the game starts. As the coach you might incentivise quick and decisive finishing by passing the ball to the team who finish the shooting practice first to start the game in possession.

Let the players play, re-visit the shooting practice as often or as little as you wish during the game.

Game 4

Objective: Possession

Explanation:On the pitch the players play possession. For example and as shown, 4v4 with a player who helps the team in possession. At the coaches discretion they should ‘play!’ The teams start a 4v4+1 game, shooting in the direction previously agreed by the coach when explaining the Kick Off game.

Let the players play, re-visit the possession practice as often or as little as you wish during the game.

Game 5

Objective: Teamwork

Explanation:Two teams will play against each other at handball. You cannot run with the ball in your hand but you and your teammates throw, catch and move to work the ball up to the opposition's goal. Hitting the crossbar with the ball results in a goal and depending on the age/stage of the group you might stipulate this throw must be done using a throw in technique. On the coaches command the players will put the ball on the ground and play a game.

Let the players play, re-visit the handball game as often or as little as you wish during the game.

Game 6

Objective: Ball Mastery

Explanation:Every player has a ball and is working on ball mastery and skill moves. On the coaches command the players dribble their ball of the furthest side of the pitch and get back on to play a game with a ball fed in by the coach. You might feed the ball in to the first player back on the pitch.

Let the players play, re-visit the ball mastery practice as often or as little as you wish during the game.

Game 7

Objective: Switching Play

Explanation:Two teams work on keeping possession in the 3v3+2 wall players practice shown. Adapt to suit the number of players you have at the session. On the coaches command the possession will simply turn into a game.

Let the players play, re-visit the possession practice as often or as little as you wish during the game.

Game 8

Objective:Possession and Pressing

Explanation:Every player in the red team has a number (1 to 5) as does the players in the blue team. Each team sets up a rondo and when the coach shouts a number they run and defend against the other team. Adjust numbers to suit your session. On the coaches command the players break into a game, attacking and defending the goals previously highlighted when the coach explained this Kick Off game.

Let the players play, re-visit Rondos as often or as little as you wish during the game.