Small Sided Street Games

30th January 2018

The Club is delighted to announce the Hearts Community & Coaching Small Sided Street Games Programme.

The Club is delighted to announce the Heart of Midlothian Community Coaching & Football Development Small Sided Street Games Programme.

The Small Sided Street Games initiative is an exciting new programme that has been created as a resource for coaches and volunteers working with young players in grassroot football.

The programme is in the form of a booklet containing over 20 small sided games which encourages players to problem solve, make effective decisions and improvise. Better still, the games are designed as activities players will be eager to be involved in, due to their attacking and goal-scoring nature.

If you are a novice coach, these games can be used as an alternative to having to design skill practices or sessions and are ideal for creating a quick and exciting start to any session.

Due to demand from grassroot coaches wishing to experience the programme, the club are now offering to visit grassroots clubs at their own venue to deliver practical demonstrations to their coaches.

The Club's Head of Community, Alan 'Chalky' White, said;

“The games contained within this booklet all have a problem-solving element.

The games are small sided, so players are constantly involved, and all games have that ‘spirit of the street’ feel about them that helped produce our Scottish footballing legends of the past, who no doubt were out organising their own street games with friends”

Find out more about Small Sided Street Games

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