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3v3

Objective:

  • To give each player plenty of opportunity to kick the ball in a 3 vs.3 game.

  • To gain a fundamental understanding of the game of soccer.

Target:

  • To outscore opposing team.

Organization

  • Field size 20 x 30 yards.

  • Goal is 3-yards wide.

  • No goalkeepers.

  • Goals only count below knee height.

  • When ball goes out of play, game is restarted by:

  • Sideline - throw-in (or pass-in - opponents must be 5-yards away).

  • Endline - goal kick or corner kick (5-yard rule), depending on which player last touched ball.

  • After a goal, re-start with center kick (opponents must retreat within two paces of own goal).

  • In practice with numbers greater than twelve have two 3 vs.3, or if less than 12, have 3 teams and a separate practice operating and rotate teams in and out of the 3 vs.3 game.

 

Teaching

  • Encourage at least one player to go fully wide on goal kicks.

  • Encourage attacking teams to always have a rear-supporting player.

  • Encourage players to pass, dribble and communicate with each other.

  • On throw-ins, encourage one of the non-throwing attackers to look for a forward shooting chance - and not to go too close to thrower.

 

Progressions

  • Without a goalkeeper it is imperative that there is always a rear-supporting player for the attacking team.

  • Similarly there should be at least one, often two, rear-supporting defenders to cover the defender challenging the player with the ball.

  • Without a goalkeeper the triangles will change more rapidly and they must be quick to change their mode of play on the transition from Attack to Defence and vice-versa.

  • Show these triangles of support in the Skills Game.

  • In the Jamboree the law is … coach cannot stop the game to show the positions, but… you can encourage from the sideline.