Soccer Possession Game # 2 Training Drill

Possession Game # 2

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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, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 4 attackers play keep away from two defenders
  • if defenders win possession they look to play the ball into the other grid to their teammates and then sprint into
  • the other square to support them
  • wo attackers go into other square to try to win the ball back


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

Coaching Points:

  • quick passing
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • keep possession

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