Activity Card Small Sided Game 9-12 Wings

WINGS (Small Sided Game)
Suitable for players aged 9-12 years


  1. Area of up to 30x20m. Modify area depending on the number and age of players.
  2. Insert two channels running down the sides of the pitch. These are the areas for wingers to play in.
  3. Divide the players into 2 teams and bib accordingly (Reds / Blues).
  4. One player from each team plays in the wide channels – these are the wingers.
  5. Have footballs around the area to restart the match quickly


  1. Reds and Blues play in a regular small-sided game, aiming to score in the opponent's goal.
  2. Wingers play for their team when they are in possession of the ball.
  3. Wingers can not be tackled and must remain in the channels.
  4. Wingers are allowed to move up and down the side of the pitch - If the team score a goal without using a winger = 1pt - If the team score a goal using a winger = 3pts
  5. Rotate wingers on a regular basis.


  • Defending wingers can provide an obstacle for wingers in possession
  • Wingers are allowed to tackle each other
  • Wingers are not allocated but any team player can move into the wide channel at any point


  • Switching play
  • Crossing from wide areas
  • Movement to receive and play forwards
  • Shooting from crosses