Recreational Soccer

Ways to Make Games More Even

Coaches – Here are some of the ways to make the game more even.

1. Put your best player in goal.  

2. Limit your best players playing time. (SYA Soccer rule is you must play everyone 75 % before someone else plays 100% of the game. 

3. Play for possession only and pass the ball around rather than going straight to goal. Have a rule that states you must pass 5 passes before you goal to goal.

4. Move players around in different postions.

5. Have creative ways to score that are challenging, such as you must score from a cross.

We want to play to win( score more goals than the other team), but we want to minimize games that are too lopsided.    

Thank you for your cooperation.  

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