The Set-up: Two teams of three players play 3v3 inside a 25 x 25 yard box, while a third team of 3 players is “on deck” (as pictured).
The Exercise: Two teams of three players play on a rectangular field vs. one another to 4 gates. Goals are scored by passing the ball through any of the four gates to a teammate. Games are to three. Winning team stays on.
- If you have 8 players, play 3v3 with two substitutes that rotate in on each goal.
- If you have 12 players, have two games of 3v3 to 4 goals going on simultaneously
- Movement off the ball
- Recognizing which goal to attack
This is an excellent exercise for a coach to observe players technique, decision making and competitiveness.
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If you enjoy this exercise Coach Donahue recommends:
|Possible Warm-up:||Possible Previous Activity:|
|Introduction to Passing on the Move||Gate Game (possession) Combined|
|Full Team Circle Warm-up||3v3 to Four Goals with Vertical Divider|