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6 vs 6 scoring in regolatory goal and in two small goals aside

6 vs 6 scoring in regolatory goal and in two small goals aside

  • Markers to delimit the playing area
  • 6 red vests
  • 2 regolatory goals
  • 8 cones
  • Balls
  • Playing area: 30x40 or 40x50 yards
  • Players: 12 + 2 goal keepers
  • Duration: 14 minutes
  • Number of series: 2 of 5 minutes each, with 2 minutes of passive recovery between series
Summary Secondary Objectives
Small side game proposal with multiple finalization opportunities
Shooting, Goal defense, Switch play

Arrange, with markers, a court 30 x 40 yards. Place 2 regolatory goals in the middle of the short sides. On the 4 corners af the playing area, with cones, arrange 4 small goals, each 2,5 yards wide. Players to be divided into 2 teams, each made of 6 players, one team in white, one in red. Game starts with the ball in the hands of one of the goalkeepers, who plays it for one of his team mates: he will start attacking the opposite goal

  • The teams will try and score one goal, whether in the regolatory goal or in one of the two small goals aside
  • Goals in the regolatory goal can only be scored with a header or with a volée, while goals in the small goals can be scored in all possible ways

In our first example a possible play development closed with a header in the regolatory goal by the white team



  1. Restriction of the ball touches
  2. Each team must pass the ball a (predetermined) number of times before scoring a goal
Coaching Points
  • Encourage attacking players to finalize towards the goal as quick as they can
  • The initial numerical superiority of the attacking team simplifies a quick finalization towards the goal
  • Defenders must mark the ball-holder and should cover their mate in situations of temporary numerical inferiority
  • Take care of the reaction to negative transition: once the ball is lost, the nearest player (to the ball) will press his opponent, while his team mates get closer
  • Pay attention to distance between players
  • Never be on the same line, garantee the needed balance also at the end of a combination
  • Always guarantee at least two options to the ball holder, support and back-pass
  • The ball-holder, once he passes the ball, must move and get available and useful again

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