Small sided games allow the game to teach players “How to Play Soccer”, and are the backbone of the development of the basic concepts of sbobet and provide coaches and players alike a simplified “game like” environment to explore and teach concepts. (I have covered Basic Game Principles in another article)
Small Sided Games are a must for the main part of your training session . You need to make sure that lots of practice balls are used to ensure that players can technically play, and I structure my sessions such that players get lots of touches as part of the warm-up. Having a technically sound cast makes it a lot easier to introduce some small side game concepts.
However, most of the learning comes from small side games.
What is the Little Sided Game?
Small side games must be either 3v3 or 4v4 and the rules or conditions are adapted to the particular theme being trained. Sometimes you may have an odd number of players, so it may be necessary to make one player all time attacker. Namely One player is always on the team with the ball.
Better for the players
The small side game gives players the opportunity to explore and discover how to play Soccer in a simple environment, while still needing to observe and react to the 3 main parts of Soccer:
When you have the ball (attack).
When the opposition team has the ball (defends).
When the ball changes from one team to another (transition)
Small side games will ensure that all players are engaged and engaged in the game, and will ensure better participation and learning for players
Better for coach
Due to the simple nature of small sided games, coaches will find it much easier to analyze game and player performance, making it an easier task to observe and make corrections if needed.
The format for standard games will teach many aspects of the game. When playing 4v4, players will quickly discover that diamond shapes work well, and that they should work well as a team, offering good supporting angles and distance when attacking and defending.
field dimension 40yard by 30 yard
There is no goalkeeper
There are no throw-ins, so when the ball goes out over the sideline, restart the play with a kick in. Kicks cannot go directly to the goal, players can also dribble the ball in.
No corner kicks. When the ball goes out over the finish line, it is put back into play either by dribbling or kicking the ball back into the playing area.
Once a goal has been scored, it is put back into play by either dribbling or passing from the finish line.
The off kick starting each period of play is taken from the approximate center of the court.
Players can score goals from anywhere on the pitch (unless you’ve modified the rules to emphasize the concept)
All fouls are penalized by an indirect free kick. The opponent must be three yards from the ball at the time of the kick.
What can be taught using Little Sided Games?
With a simple adjustment of the rules or conditions, many different aspects of the game can be taught using Small Sided Games.
The following are examples of field settings that will drive certain aspects of the game. It is not difficult to think of ways to modify the rules to encourage certain aspects of the game.
Create 2 or 3 touch games to encourage good support from attackers, which forces defenders to support effectively
Changing the dimensions of the field for example again to promote depth and penetration of passes and wider to promote width and switching play
Making goals scored by dribbling the ball through goals not through balls
Making goals can only be scored from the header to push past lofted
Has 2 goals at each end to encourage switching play
Have multiple goals placed in the play area to push through and receive
Has the End Zone that the ball must be received in scoring to encourage penetration
I hope this has helped to provide an understanding of how Small Sided Games can be used to emphasize coaching points.
Using your imagination I am sure that you will be able to come up with more variations of Little Sided Games to teach your players How to Play Soccer