Soccer Possess #8 (4v2) Training Drill

Possess #8 (4v2)

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • grid (15yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players play 4v2 two-touch keep away
  • two players in the middle need to touch the ball to get out
  • defenders stay in the middle for another turn if a pass splits them
  • players on the outside must stay on the line to pass and receive
  • any player that gives away possession goes in the middle


  • one-touch passing only
  • play 4v1, 5v2 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • disguise
  • communication
  • quick decision making

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