Keeping players engaged is essential in youth soccer, but can also be challenging.
Coaches are recommended to play fun games to encourage player conditioning and soccer fundamentals. SWM Rec has provided many training game examples on the Coaching Resources page.
There are multiple benefits to practicing using training games:
- Players learn more while having fun.
- By playing a game, players may not realize they are conditioning.
- There are many training-style games, which will prevent practices from being too formulaic or routine.