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

Training Set

End, Main point


30 min


U13, U14 - U19, U23+


Combinations, Short passing


One on one, Quick transitioning (defense to offense), Quick transitioning (offense to defense), Wing play without opponents, Man down/Man up

General Training Goals


Building an attack over the wings, Running off the ball, Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

13 or more playersr

Form of Training

Group training, Team training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


2 goalies


Defensive behaviors, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior


Training Location

Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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