Shadow Play


Thirds Game - Goals In Middle


The Game

  1. Break the field into thirds, placing the goals on the edge lines of the middle third.
  2. Ball must be passed over the line to advance it up field. When ball is passed over the line, one attacking player may follow the pass into that new third.
  3. Play with two balls to increase repetitions.
  4. White team defends goal 'A', black team defends goal 'B'
  5. Keepers can not throw the ball into the middle third.

Coaching Points

  1. Attacking and defending principles.
  2. Passing and receiving.
  3. Since teams must go 'around' goals, this game forces teams to play the ball down the flanks.


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