Week of September 28

Set-up: Area measuring 16 yards in length and 12 yards in width. A target zone is marked at each end of the area. This should measure 2 yards in length and 12 yards in width. Two sets of players are situated inside the main area and a target player (reds) is situated inside each target zone.


Work load: Six to ten repetitions of one minute each. Rest for thirty seconds between repetitions.


Description: Teams aim to play the ball from one target player to another, scoring a goal each time the ball is played to the opposite target player.


Challenges for the players: Play with positional references and include a goalkeeper. Have two goalposts at each end and replace target players with goalkeepers. If the defending team wins the ball they may score in either of the two goals. Can the attacking team maintain a clean sheet for one minute?


7v3 on two zones. 

Set-up: Area measuring 20 yards in length and 12 yards in width divided into two equal horizontal zones. Start with four attackers and two defenders inside the half of where the ball is. In the opposite half three attackers and a defender are situated.


Work load: Six to ten repetitions of one minute each. Rest for thirty seconds between repetitions.


Description: Play 4v2 in the ball zone where the intention is to play the ball into the opposite zone. If this is successfully achieved, one defender and one attacker move into the opposite zone to recreate the 4v2 situation. If the defenders win the ball they dribble it out of the grid to score a point. Is this occurs the attackers are urged to immediately apply pressure to regain possession of the ball.


Challenges for the players: Can the attacking team play the ball to the opposing target players twice within the one minute period?


4v4+3 in two zones. 

Set-up: Area measuring 20 yards in length and 12 yards in width divided into two equal horizontal zones. In each zone there are two attackers, two defenders and a neutral player. Another neutral player is allowed to move freely between the two zones.
 

Work load: Five to eight repetitions of two minutes each. Rest for thirty seconds between repetitions.


Description: Play is always a 4v2 in the ball zone where the neutral players support the team in possession. If the other team wins the ball roles are rotated.


Challenges for the players: Which team can make the most number of sequential passes in the allowed two minutes?

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Our Facility is Minnie HaHa 13091 Gravois Rd, St. Louis, MO 63127
Minnie Haha is located in Sunset Hills, Missouri. This is a Sunset Hills park and recreation location. The location can hold up to 4 soccer fields. The St. Louis Steamers have a partnership with the Parks and Recreation Division to continuously upgrade and maintain the grass fields. Minnie Haha has a very nice walking path for parents, playgrounds for siblings, bathrooms and a concession stand.

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