Soccer Possession Game # 3 Training Drill

Possession Game # 3

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • red team starts with the ball and three blue players (defenders) go over to their area to try to win the ball
  • red team plays one or two touch keep-away
  • if a defender wins the ball, he has to pass it back over to his area on his first or second touch
  • three red players then go into the blue team’s area to do the same


  • vary number of defenders
  • 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

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