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Small-Sided Soccer The Future of Soccer Development. by Mike Singleton Massachusetts Youth Soccer Director of Coaching. REASONS FOR SMALL-SIDED. The fewer players on the field, the more players will get to touch the ball  The more players touch the ball, the more

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small sided soccer the future of soccer development

Small-Sided SoccerThe Future of Soccer Development

by

Mike Singleton

Massachusetts Youth Soccer

Director of Coaching

reasons for small sided
REASONS FOR SMALL-SIDED

The fewer players on the field, the more

players will get to touch the ball

The more players touch the ball, the more

skillful they will become

As skills grow, enjoyment increases 

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

why is it more fun
Why is it more fun?
  • Children enjoy participation more than observation
  • 1 ball: per 6 players in 3 vs. 3 per 22 players in 11 vs. 11

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

why is it more fun1
Why is it more fun?
  • Every player gets more exposure to the ball ---- more participation!
  • In a 40 minute game: -each player in 3 vs. 3 averages 6 min 40 sec on the ball -each player in 11 vs. 11 averages 1 min 48 sec on the ball

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

what is fun
What is fun?
  • Research shows that seeing oneself improve is a large component of fun for youth players
  • With increased time on ball in small-sided, children are more likely to see improvement

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

the path to improvement repetition is the key to technical improvement
The Path to ImprovementRepetition is the key to technical improvement
  • more overall touches on ball
  • more dribbling
  • more shooting
  • more receiving
  • more passing

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

constant game involvement repeated exposure to defense
Constant Game InvolvementRepeated exposure to defense
  • immediate defensive recovery needed
  • more stealing ball from opponent
  • more intercepting ball
  • more blocked shot attempts
  • GK more involved (U10 and above)

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

developmentally appropriate age appropriate problem solving
Developmentally AppropriateAge Appropriate Problem Solving
  • Young players have limited ability to conceptualize abstractly
  • Young players think in terms of 1 to 2 degrees of separation from themselves
  • Learning is dependent on repeated exposure

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

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Developmentally AppropriatePlayers are forced to problem solve more often in small-sided Players face reasonably difficult problems and have repeated exposure to similar problems

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

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Confidence BuildingPlayers experience more problem- solving success Success breeds confidence  Success + confidence = FUN!

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

developmentally appropriate small field is more physically appropriate
Developmentally AppropriateSmall field is more physically appropriate
  • Children’s legs are smaller—the field should be too
  • Average adult step = 2.5 – 3.5 feet Average child step = 1.5 (age 6)  2 feet (age 14)
  • Smaller field is size/work-rate appropriate
  • Cooling systems are less developed—don’t make them overheat

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

building athletic mentality
Building Athletic Mentality
  • With fewer players on field, players need to maintain focus
  • Smaller field and increased involvement fosters aggression
  • No time for regrets, get back in the play
  • Second chances arrive quickly

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

building athletic mentality1
Building Athletic Mentality
  • Necessitates development of more leaders
  • Players cannot hide, so they must compete
  • Games end with more attempts on goal and more…

...GOOOOOOOOAAAAAALS!!

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

coaching considerations
Coaching Considerations
  • Allows for more individual coaching
  • Helps build relationships
  • Easier to see shape and paint pictures
  • Do not have to worry about subs as much

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

us youth soccer recommendations
US Youth Soccer Recommendations
  • Under 6’s play 3v3 (without a goalkeeper)
  • Field Size: 25 yds x 20 yds Ball: #3

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  • Under 8’s play 4v4 (without a goalkeeper)
  • Field Size: 30-35 yds x 25yds Ball: #3

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  • Under 10’s play 6v6 (with a goalkeeper)
  • Field Size: 50 yds x 40 yds Ball : #4

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

us youth soccer recommendations1
US Youth Soccer Recommendations
  • Under 12’s play 8v8 (with a goalkeeper)
  • Field Size: 70 yds x 50 yds Ball: #4

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  • Under 13 and older play FIFA rules
  • Field Size: 110 yds x 70 yds Ball: #5

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

game day arrangement
Game Day Arrangement
  • 3v3 & 4v4: Play “dual field” format

Field “A”

Field “B”

F

A

N

S

F

A

N

S

U6 or U8

Coach

& Subs

U6 or U8

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

48 players on a 110yd x 60yd field
48 players on a 110yd x 60yd field

FANS FANS FANS FANS

3v3

3v3

3v3

3v3

COACHES AND PLAYERS

3v3

3v3

3v3

3v3

FANS FANS FANS FANS

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

24 players on a 100yd x 55yd field
24 players on a 100yd x 55yd field

U10

6v6

6v6

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

32 players on a 110yd x 70yd field
32 players on a 110yd X 70yd field

U12

8v8

8v8

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

potential hurdles
Potential Hurdles
  • Need more coaches?
  • Need more fields?
  • Need to line more fields?
  • Need more referees?
  • Need more goals?
  • Need help with parents?

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

frequent questions
Frequent Questions
  • How will this get them ready for 11 vs. 11?
  • Is this for travel and recreational?
  • What if players have already played with more numbers?
  • How can we implement with minimal headaches?

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

a world of progress who endorses small sided games
A World of ProgressWho endorses small-sided games?
  • Every US Youth Soccer State Director of Coaching
  • US Youth Soccer National Director of Coaching -- Tom Goodman
  • US Soccer National Staff Coaches
  • Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB)
  • The Football Association (English FA)
  • The French Football Federation

Mike Singleton---Director of Coaching Massachusetts Youth Soccer

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