Soccer Game Speed Training Drill

Game Speed

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Possession, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 5v5
  • teams score only on one-touch passes
  • kick-ins only


  • play 6v6, 7v7 etc.
  • each 1-2 combination is awarded one point
  • first team to connect 8 passes wins
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • shape of team to maintain possession

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