Activity Card Small Sided Game 4-12 Street Football

STREET FOOTBALL (Small Sided Game)
Suitable for players aged 4-12 years

SETUP

  1. Group players into pairs.
  2. Each area is to be 10 - 15m long x 6 - 8m wide. Modify the area depending on the age and number of players.
  3. Goals at the end of each area – use smaller goals if possible.

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Teams play 2v2 competitive games against each other. Game duration of no more than 2 minutes.
  2. The player closest to their team’s goal can become the GK but can not use their hands.
  3. The ball can be dribbled or passed in from the restart.
  4. After a team scores, both players must retreat to halfway for the game to restart.
  5. At the end of each game, one team from each pitch moves to the next pitch and plays against a different opposition.

PROGRESSION

  • Teams can only score in attacking 1/3 of the pitch
  • GK can use hands in defending 1/3 of the pitch
  • Coach calls out two colours to switch pitches while games are being played

OUTCOMES

  • Dribbling 1v1s
  • Decision Making – when to pass / shoot / dribble
  • Defending – Tackling • Communication