One way that many in US soccer have pushed to develop players participating in youth soccer is through the introduction of smaller sided games. In this example of a U10 soccer game, we show what a 7 v 7 match may look like. Here are five things to remember when organizing, coaching, and participating in a U10 7v7 game.
1. Six players on the field with one keeper.
2. All players should rotate in as keeper.
3. All players should rotate in different positions.
4. Each player should play at least half the game.
5. Positions are not rigid, the game should be fluid.
The entire point of 7v7 soccer is to keep the game fun for kids. Keep that in mind and let the kids play. Here is an example of what a 7v7 match typically looks like.