Small sided soccer game with overload attackers

The attacking team in this small-sided soccer game always has a numerical advantage because they can use neutral attackers to set up goal chances.

Can the overload attackers utilise their numerical advantage to create a shooting opportunity in this small-sided soccer game?

Small-sided soccer game with attackers having advantage

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Small-sided game set up

  • Use an area 40 x 30 yards with a goal at each end.

  •  You need three teams of three soccer (football) players and two goalkeepers

How to play the soccer game

  • Two teams play 3 v 3 in a small soccer (football) pitch.

  • The other soccer team acts as neutrals that play for the team in possession with one player on each wing and one on the pitch.
  • The coach 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 with the soccer coach keeping scores.

  • The teams take turns to act as the neutral players.

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