Soccer Multiple 1v1s With Neutrals Training Drill

Multiple 1v1s With Neutrals

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Dribbling, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with ball
  • 2 neutral players
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalkeepers


  • player with ball attempts to make a wall pass or any other combination with the neutral player before finishing on any goal
  • after each finish pairs switch with another waiting at the sideline


  • limited touches for neutral players
  • adjust size of field and number of pairs/neutral players if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • quick decision making
  • quick finish
  • protect the ball
  • good angle of support
  • movement on and off the ball

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