Soccer 4v4 Two Neutrals Training Drill

4v4 Two 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, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (25yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • play 4v4
  • teams score if they complete a pass to a neutral player who then dribbles onto the grid and helps
  • the team in possession to connect 6 passes (other neutral player enters the grid as well = 6v4)


  • only one neutral player enters the grid
  • limited number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • first touch away from pressure
  • create supporting angles
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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