Soccer 4v4 Plus 2 Into 6v4 Training Drill

4v4 Plus 2 Into 6v4

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • attacking team attempts to pass to one of the two neutral players who run around the grid freely
  • once a neutral player receives the ball both neutral players come on the field (now a 6v4) trying to
  • make 6 passes in a row with the team in possession
  • if the ball is lost during the 6v4 both neutral players return to the outside of the grid


  • teams score by keeping the ball for 15, 30 or 60 seconds
  • vary number of consecutive passes
  • add a third (fourth) neutral player
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • create supporting angles
  • play the way you face and away from pressure
  • keep the ball moving with quick accurate passing
  • constant movement

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