This is a fun game to get everyone involved in creating scoring opportunities. It is important to encourage players to look for chances to shoot in creating body shapes and a desire to take a first touch toward the target. Look for GKs to quickly create counters when they receive the ball – either from a teammate’s pass or from a save.
Two teams play in a space with a dividing line. On each side of the dividing line there are 3 defenders + GK vs 1 attacker. Players may not cross the line. Ideally, the line is within the player’s shooting range. Adjust numbers based on players’ success (add 2nd forward, additional defenders).
Players behind line (4/5/6) are looking for combinations to create shooting opportunities. 9 is looking to pressure, win ball, and either shoot, or play back. Players should always be looking to shoot on second touch – staying open to field.
Limit touches. Set time/pass limit. Allow attacking team to swap players back/front as long as numbers are consistent (4/5/6 can swap with 9).