These practice ideas can be used all at once, or over the course of several sessions, as you build on the complexity or the challenge. Importantly, the players are scoring goals and celebrating those goals.
An important point, for the two fields on the left. There is a space between the defenders ‘zone’ and the goal. This is to prevent them from standing in the goal and offering no challenge to the attacker. Rotations will also be key to help keep players motivated and engaged – they all want to take their turn in scoring goals.
A running tally on the number of goals, a leaderboard if you like, for an entire practice would be an excellent way to promote competition and eagerness to score/prevent goals.
Your attendance numbers and creativity with the way that goals can be scored should vary. In all of the examples above, you can add more goals, more defenders, more attackers and add challenges like first to X goals or a time limit to score the most. Any challenge will add complexity and excitement!
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