Defending can be waiting game for teams that play a good attacking game and dominate the opposition. How do you keep them alert, organised and ready to drop back, recover and defend a counter attack or long ball over the top? MORE
Use the neutral
The attacking team in this game always has a numerical advantage because it can use neutral attackers to set up chances of scoring goals.
How to set it up
Use a 40×30 yards area with a goal at each end. You need three teams of three players, plus two goalkeepers.
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 put rules on the neutral players if needed such as limiting touches on the ball and allowing or not allowing them to score.
Whose turn next?
- The game is played for a set time period and you keep scores.
- Teams take turns to act as the neutral players.