Soccer Possess To Finish Training Drill

Possess To Finish

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (45yds x 60yds)
  • each zone (15yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 6v6 in three zones
  • teams have to connect 3 passes in the defending third
  • teams have to connect 2 passes in the middle third
  • free play in the attacking third
  • free play if the ball is won in the middle or attacking third


  • if the ball is won in the defending third the goalie has to receive a pass to help switching the attack
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • selection of pass & timing of pass
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • shape of team to maintain possession
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation

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