Soccer Possession (2v2 + 4) # 1 Training Drill

Possession (2v2 + 4) # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2x grids (10yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2v2 with 2 target players in each half
  • in possession has to make at least three passes in the grid before they can play to a target player of the other grid
  • they can score again by repeating the feat and returning to the grid, following a pass to a target player


  • limit number of touches for target players
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • importance of first touch to control and prepare ball
  • players should accelerate towards the ball
  • constant movement
  • communication is vital
  • good angle and distance of support to receive ball

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