Challenge the players to understand what are the rules of the game



The participants to be able to understand the message behind and to put it into practice in real life.
Participants to be able to propose new interesting rules

Created by

INEX - Association for Voluntary Activities/Fotbal Pro Rozvoj

Length of the session


Number of participants

5 - 15

Age of participants

12 - 18


Space: 1/2- 1/3 of the pitch Ball and bibs

Required knowledge, skills and preparation of the trainer

Trainer should be prepared with some rules in mind and try to adapt those rules to the different target group

Involvement of the participants in the preparation and delivery of the session

Players need to be involve since the explanation of the drill. During the delivery, will be the moment when they have to think the most trying to catch what the rules imposed.

Session plan

Session plan

Warm-up (10')


Regular warm up and stretching


First half (5')


The trainer prepares the space with two separate goals one next to each other.
The trainer explains the drill to the players.
The trainer has some rules and scoring system prepared in mind.



Second half (20')


The trainer divides the group in 2. The 2 teams then play against each-other and can score on both goals.
During that time, the trainer counts the score based on the scoring system he has in mind. After some time he announces the current score (ex. "It's 5-2 for reds").
Examples of the scoring and rules system:
- Scoring in one of the goals counts double
- Goal of the girl counts double
- Goal by header count triple
The players might get confused as they hear the score, but they should continue to play. At regular intervals the trainer announces the score.
At the end the trainer announces the final score.



Cool-down (5')


Water break


Third half (15')


The reflection part is extremely important in this drill.
Trainer has to make sure the player understood the game and make them participate by asking the right questions.
- How did you feel when you heard the score?
- Did you understand how the pointing system worked?
- Can you face similar situations in real life?
- Who can support you when you have to make hard decisions?
- What kind of rules in real life are not easy to respect?
The idea is to bring it to real life situations: sometimes we are not aware of what is happening around us but with just a piece of information we may understand it.
It has to be connected also to communication within the team and even with the other team.











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