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Why Small Sided Games

Example  #1
2 small sided 3v3 games.
2 small sided 3v3 games.

Example #2
1 6v6 game
1 6v6 game.

The biggest advantage for small sided games- players will touch the soccer ball more. In example #1, there are two players touching the ball compared to only 1 player thouching the ball in example #2.

In both examples, all the basic soccer principles are there (offense,defense, 1st attacker,2nd attacker, etc) but in example #1, those principle are easier for the players to recognize, identify and learn from.

In example #1, ALL players are one pass away so all players are in the game.

In example #1, more players will get opportunities to score which creates excitement.