Soccer Possession Game w Squares # 6 Training Drill

Possession Game w Squares # 6

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 target areas (5 x 5yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • each team defends and attacks one square
  • teams score by passing through the square to another teammate
  • one defender is allowed inside the square who acts as a goalie
  • after each goal ball starts with the team that was scored upon


  • play 5v5, 6v6 etc.
  • teams can score on both squares
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust size of field and/or target areas

Coaching Points:

  • first touch
  • quick transition
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • quick decision making
  • switch point of attack
  • spread out attack

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