Soccer Possession Game # 8 Training Drill

Possession Game # 8

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

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


  • play 4v2
  • attacking team must play two-touch and can only score if the goal scorer finishes on one-touch
  • 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
  • nobody is allowed to cross through center square
  • kick-ins only


  • play 5v2, 5v3, 4v1 etc.
  • if the defending team wins the ball or kicks it out of the grid then they switch with the attacking player who
  • made the mistake
  • attacking team must connect 3 passes before they can score
  • one-touch passing
  • 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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