64 Small-Sided Soccer Games: Volume 2

Stand back and let the game be the teacher for more games, more goals, more fun!
Michael Beale

How would you like all your training sessions to offer players more games, goals and fun, whilst ensuring they learn the necessary skills and techniques to play the game?

The small-sided games in this manual are divided into several categories, so you can choose to run a series of different or similar games, perhaps depending on whether you are working defenders, midfielders or attackers.

They include: 4v4 games, four goal games, back four games, wave games, crossing games, end to end games, centre backs games, forward pass or wide pass, central or wide attack games, switch games, counter attack games, overload games and reaction games.

The manual’s easy to use layout provides three illustrations of the three phases of each game – beginning, middle and end – with accompanying instructions. There is a short overview to give you the basic idea, set up guide, instructions on what you get your players to do, the rules and a development or progression of the game. You can easily print in colour or black and white onto an A4 sheet from the ebook version, whilst the hard copy version comes with a useful spiral binding and wipe clean cover.


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This manual groups together complementary games that can be used on one pitch. This means you can plan a training session in which several games are taking place in quick succession all in the same space, with minimal downtime for pitch setup. Players simply rotate from one game to the next so that they are constantly engaged and playing, avoiding standing around and waiting.

Players will develop mental alertness and will need to remain focused as each game has different rules they will have to understand before switching games.

Make your sessions fun and challenging with 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games: Volume 2.


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5 reviews for 64 Small-Sided Soccer Games: Volume 2

  1. Rated 3 out of 5

    I have very much enjoyed delivering a range of small sided games from your book.

    Because the boys I coach are predominantly technically sound these small sided games add value in the sense that it keeps our sessions realistic and game like.

    – Grant Bracey – New Zealand

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

    I have used many of the drills for both my High School and competitive club team.

    They are very informative, easy to follow and definitely make a big difference in the results when we play our matches.

    A valuable resource for any coach.

    Barry Comerford – Piner High School Varsity Women’s Coach – USA

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Personally I can’t recommend this book highly enough.

    The technical aspect of the sessions is excellent. Delivered at any age and ability your team will flourish…my team did from the very first session we did. Kids enjoy the high tempo and some enjoy the knowledge and will be coaches of the future.

    Having this in their armoury I’m positive that they will be great coaches

    By using these drill and explaining what’s behind the drill, a greater understanding from the players has evolved. Last season the team and manager finished last…this season we have just finished 3rd with same set of lads!!!!!

    – Rob Burgwin – Heath Hayes Youth (u18) – UK

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    I appreciate your book is the book that I needed to improve the training of my team , from all points of view : technical, tactical, psychological.

    It’s a book that changed the face of my team in winning from losing , and that really helped me to be a better coach , to change my ideas about the training process .

    Thank you very much.

    – Donca Dinu – Romania

  5. Rated 3 out of 5

    This book has greatly benefited myself and My team.

    Games are easy to understand as a coach but challenging as a player.

    – Alan Brownyard – USA

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Michael Beale is the former assistant manager at Sao Paulo in Brazil. His previous roles include Liverpool's senior development coach and U23s manager, and youth development officer at Chelsea. He is the author of many manuals including the best selling 64 Small-Sided Games and Soccer Attack!
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