Part 1 - The Game Within the Game
The easiest way to coach soccer is to think about the "GAME WITHIN
THE GAME". At any given moment during a match, find the soccer ball,
and there will be a small sided game.
In a 11V11 YOUTH match, the small sided game is usually 3v3 or 4v4.
In a MICRO SOCCER match, there will be a 1v1 or a 2v2 small sided "game within the game".
Here is an example of what a regular 11 V11 game might look like. Player #7 has the soccer ball. Notice the players in the area of the soccer ball.
On Offense, players 10,3,2 are all one pass away
and can directly change the game Since this is a youth game,
players 9,6,8,1 are more than one pass away and probably
will not impact the game at this moment.
On Defense, 6,9,5,10 are in the small sided game.
If player number 7 passes the ball to player # 3, we have a new small sided game.