The Gates Game Details Parent Category: Attacking SSG's Category: Non-Directional Possession SSG's Session PDF Session PDF Session: AO.004 Age: 12-Adlt Intensity: Low Time: 30 mins Positions: 2,3,4,5,6 Players: 8+ (10) Area: 50x50 yrds Exercise Objectives Develop passing and possession. Develop support. Develop switching play. Develop 'Short-Short-Long' concept. OrganisationDiagram 1. Set-Up ArrangementSet-Up Mark out a grid is 50 x 50yrds, depending on age and ability of players. Play 7 v 7 or half a pitch with five to eight goals 4-5 yds apart. 2 teams compete to try and score goals in the gates by passing through the gate to a team-mate. Floaters can be added to help keep possession if the players are struggling to hold the ball. Scoring Score by playing the ball through any goal and regaining possession. Players can't score through the same goal straight twice (players must go to another goal first). Coaching Points Good support for the player with the ball, move to support him/her. Angles of support. Short-Short-Long concept. Spread out on attack. Switching Play. Progressions Prepare players for a game by increasing core body temperature. Active warm up stretches to prepare muscles for activity. Develop a players dribbling ability and control. Variations This drill can also be used as a defensive practice. Players are asked to man mark. If their player scores that player has to do 20 push-ups or run around the field and his/her team continues a player down until they are finished and then they can rejoin. Players have to dribble the ball through the gates.