Soccer Passing Corner with Neutral Training Drill

Passing Corner with Neutral

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 7+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • one player from each team positioned in opposite corners as shown
  • players in the middle play 1v1 and try to pass to teammate who can receive the ball only inside designated area (triangle)
  • player must utilize neutral player before passing to a player in designated area
  • players switch on successful passes into their teams zones
  • defender remains in the middle until he wins the ball and passes it to one of his teams zones


  • neutral player only has one touch
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • combination
  • accuracy
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control

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