Fun Soccer Game To Get Neutral Players To Score

Do you want to get your less-active players more involved? I have a great fun soccer game for you to try out in your next session. With this fun game your players may not realise there is a coaching angle to what they are doing, they just think they’re having fun.

How to set up this drill:

  • Use an area 40 yards long by 30 yards wide
  • You will need a goal at each end
  • You need 3 teams of 3 players
  • And finally – 2 goalkeepers.

The attacking team in this game always has a numerical advantage so it can use neutral attackers to set up chances of scoring goals.

Coaching point: Can the attackers utilise their numerical advantage to create a shooting opportunity?


How to play it:

  • Two teams play 3v3 on the small pitch.
  • The other team acts as neutrals that play for the team in possession with one player on each wing and one on the pitch.
  • You can add rules on the neutral players if needed such as limiting touches on the ball and allowing or not allowing them to score.


Visual guide for this soccer drill:



More key coaching points for this fun game:

  • The game is played for a set time period while you keep scores.
  • The teams take turns to act as the neutral players.

This session came from Michael Beale’s Soccer Attack!

For more games like this visit my fun soccer drills page.