Small sided game to work on heading

Try this fun, competitive small-sided soccer game to get your players practising their heading skills.

Game set up

  • Arrange your players into three teams of four.

  • One team stays off the pitch placing two players at each end beside the goal.
  • To score; the attacking team must pass to the players at the end they are attacking and then head for goal on the return pass.
  • The small-sided soccer game can be played with or without keepers, depending on the heading ability of your players.
  • Play for a set period of time or rotate the teams after each goal so all your soccer players have a turn at attacking and serving. 

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