Today we used small-sided games (1 v 1) for short durations in a small space (10m x 20m) for soccer specific fitness. The intensity was super high and everyone worked hard and got a lot out of it. These types of games are a great way to ramp up intensity and work on fitness and technical skills at the same time. The research backs this up:
The use of the three-a-side games to develop physical fitness and technique in young soccer players is recommended.
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