Soccer Possession Game # 7 Training Drill

Possession Game # 7

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: EMedium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

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


  • team in possession scores by passing the ball to knock off the ball which is placed on top of a cone in the center square
  • kick-ins only


  • play 3v1, 4v1, 4v2, 5v2, 5v3 etc.
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • shape of team to maintain possession
  • constant movement
  • quick decision making
  • quick finish
  • look to combine

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