Small-sided games running side-by-side. Ideally 3 or 4-a-side. Uneven teams is okay. Coach alternately observes a game for 1-2 mins. Coach instructs 1 team in that game to carry out one of the following missions, for bonus points. Missions should be related to recent session focuses. Secret missions: Bonus pt if you beat a defender on their weak side Bonus pt if you win the ball back within 5 seconds Bonus pt if you score from a cross Bonus pt if you intercept a pass with a reverse block After observing that team for 1-2 min, switch to the other game and give a team in that game a different mission. Swap the teams, then give out 2 more secret missions in the same way. Variations: Scoring: single goal with GK / wide gates / run over the opposition's backline Dynamics: Rotate players or swap teams over occasionally Pitch size: reduce to increase intensity
This game is intended as a warm-up / recap of previous focuses. It can be run by 1 coach overseeing a larger group. Feedback: Ask if the opposing teams guessed their opponent's mission. Which mission worked well / didn't work well? Why/why not?
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