June 3, 2017
Mustang Soccer Complex
4680 Camino Tassajara, Danville, CA
Turf Fields: Games are played rain or shine
(408) 768-8821 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHY Play 4v4?
The 4v4 system accelerates development of technical ability and game intelligence.
Small pictures are clearer for children; space and options are more compatible with their abilities. 4v4 is the smallest sided game you can have that has all the elements of a real soccer match without any of the confusions that surround learning to play soccer (football).
In a real soccer match children have the option of passing the ball forwards, square or backwards. Three children cannot do this because one of the di rections will be missing. With five children the extra one duplicates one of the elements. He becomes “also wide, also deep or also back.” This “also” position clutters the picture.
4v4 provides the minimum numbers needed for all of the parts that make up a soccer game. One player is up top for penetration. Two are needed for width and one holds back to supply depth. In 4v4 the responsibilities are very clear. All tasks are covered and none are shared, which keeps things simple during soccer drills and match situations.