6v6 with 2 neutral Players

  • Organisation

    • 2 goals

    • 4-6 cones (to mark the playing field)

  • Process

    The game is played in a 6v6 with two neutral players on each wing and unlimited touches for the players inside the field.

    The neutral players on the wing, however, are only allowed one touch and they can only play with the team in possession.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Team in possession should use the wing players and many switches to pass the ball forward quickly and create space in the final third

    • Defending team has to stay tight and block passing lanes

    • Runs off the ball are crucial for the team in possession (the wing players only have one touch)

  • Field size

    Half-field and width until the edge of the penalty box; crossing zone between the penalty box and the sideline


Combinations, Short passing


Man down/Man up

One on one, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense)

Wing play without opponents

Training Set:

End, Main point


Training examples

Building an attack over the wings, Running off the ball


Adult (from 18 years on)

Under 13

Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 17, Under 18, Under 19


30 min

Number of Players:

13 or more playersr

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


2 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Professional, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

Turf field, Grass field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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