Scrimmage with offset goals

  • Organisation

    8v8 with offset goals

  • Process

    Add in extra rules to keep players thinking during the game.

    Can use any back pass in one touch, no square passes, can`t carry over half line, etc. Try to keep players thinking about tactics

  • Tip

    Emphasis on tactics. Have players describe how this differs from traditional game. How do they use the space, how do you defend it

  • Field size

    As shown

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End


Any, Adult (from 18 years on), U6 - U13, U14 - U19


60 min

Number of Players:

6 - 9 players

1 - 5 players [3 players]

> 10 players [10 players, 11 players, 12 players, 13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Team training, Training in pairs, Stations, Group training

Skill Level:

Professional, Any, Beginner, Advanced

Author: Tom Lacroix

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