Simple start game

Start & organisation

  • Start with a game, and as players arrive, add them to the teams while trying to keep it even numbered teams with two small goals
  • Play with normal rules

Timings: 10-15 minutes
Pitch area: 20m x 15m (small)
Other rules: No goalkeepers. Kick-ins rather than throw-ins. No corners; restart with player bringing the ball in. No offsides


  • Create a second game if larger numbers of players

What to look for

  • Are all the players involved in the game?
  • Are all the players enjoying themselves?
  • Are they trying to run with the ball and score goals?

What the coach can do

  • Provide lots of praise
  • Encourage players to take touches on the ball
  • Let them play!