Not sure why, but my girls hate playing each other in SSG formats. I've tried lots of variations (many ideas from this board and others) but they just don't seem to get into them. Sometimes they just stand around and don't try. Last night I had my best player ask if she and another top player could go and work on skills together off to the side instead of playing in the SSG. They seem to really take to elimination style games. They are fun, but as a coach trying to develop them, I don't like them because elimination style games usually mean the less skilled players get eliminated and stand around and wait while the better skilled players get more reps. So the better get better basically. Seems to be what most players on my team likes though. They really need game instinct development and better transition instincts (along with footskills) and SSGs usually are best for developing the game instincts. They just don't like SSGs. Anyone else ever encounter a group that doesn't like SSGs? Seems strange to me. I get less complaining from doing our foot skills & dribble training.