Soccer small sided games can be played in a variety of formats. Most commonly; 50x70yds, 60x40yrds, 40x20yrds directional. Thirds of the field should be marked out to aid coaching references. One team is coached on a particular topic related to understanding one to many principles of play (i.e. delay in defense, balance in defense, etc). Examples of a session topic would be; Coach a team on forward passing, Coach a team to Press and Pressure the ball, etc). Start positions can be used to create specific game situations with the other standard FIFA game rules. For other more general soccer drills. These types of games should be an integral part of a comprehensive program.
Attacking Small Sided Games are practice sessions that generally involve two teams playing one of the following formats; 3vs3 up to 4vs4 (40x20yrds) for younger players. 6vs6 up to 9vs9 for advanced players in a 70x50yrds field. One team is coached on a specific coaching objective, (e.g. Coaching Forward Runs, Creating Space, etc). These games may also involve 'floater' players or support teams to acheive coaching objectives.
Possession soccer drills are fundamental to coaching modern football. The ability to keep possession is one of the most important attacking principles of play in football.
Non-directional possession soccer drills promote good overall possession and attacking principles that can be used to create effective attacks.
Finishing and shooting soccer small sided games to encourage quick and accurate finishing.
Small sided football games designed to develop quick transition into the attacking phase of possession. Coach quick support around the football and counter attacking tactics.
Creating and Exploiting space small sided soccer games.