Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on penetrating passes in a game environment.
In the diagram below we have a 5 v 5 game with a neutral player in white. The size of the field can vary but something in the 40 x 30 range works well.
As an example, in the diagram below the black player makes a pass to a teammate but no defenders are split so no point is won.
This game will also encourage the teams work on a nice compact shape defensively which will make it difficult to get scored upon and to get split.
By adding the neutral player, who is always on offense, it gives the attacking team more options.
Have a great day!