Activity Card Small Sided Game 7-8 Triangle Game

TRIANGLE GAME (Small Sided Game)
Suitable for players aged 7-8 years

SETUP

  1. Create an area up to 30m x 20m. Modify the size depending on the number of players
  2. Set up a triangle with 3m sides in the centre of the area
  3. Divide the players into two teams with bibs
  4. Place as many balls as possible around the area for fast re-starts

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Teams try to score by passing the ball through any side of the triangle securely to a teammate on the other side
  2. Play does not stop when a goal is scored, instead, the team keeps possession and looks to score through another side
  3. There are no throw-ins, rather the ball is passed in as soon as a ball goes out of play

PROGRESSION

INTERMEDIATE: Specify which foot can be used to pass or score Assign 2 specific sides of the triangle that can be scored through by each team
ADVANCED: Limit the number of touches players can take e.g. 2 touches only

OUTCOMES

  • Dribbling and changing direction with the head up
  • Dribbling using different parts of the foot
  • Passing over short distances with both feet
  • Awareness of space to move into to receive and keep the ball
  • Change the direction of play quickly
  • Defending skills