Activity Card Small Sided Game 7-8 Two Goal Game-Long Range Shooting

2 GOAL GAME – LONG RANGE SHOOTING (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. Use extra cones to create 2 goals at each end of the area. Assign each team goals to attack and defend
  3. Place as many balls as possible around the area for fast re-starts

HOW TO PLAY

  1. In this SSG the teams score by dribbling or passing the ball through the two goals they are attacking
  2. They can only score a close-range goal by being in the ‘shooting zone’
  3. When a team scores, they retreat, allowing the opposition to start play from the goal line
  4. There are no throw-ins, rather the ball is passed in

PROGRESSION

INTERMEDIATE: Players can only use their non-dominant foot
ADVANCED: Specify the number of players that have to touch the ball before a ‘goal’ is scored

OUTCOMES

  • Dribbling and changing direction with the head up
  • Passing over short distances
  • Dribbling using different parts of the foot
  • Basic awareness of other players
  • Changing the direction of play