Soccer Possession Passing Game Training Drill

Possession Passing Game

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 5
  • grid (15yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • play 2v2 with a neutral player who plays for the team that is in possession
  • teams score by connecting 3 passes before making a fourth pass to a teammate who makes a run outside the
  • grid to receive the ball


  • limit number of touches
  • fourth pass must be lofted
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • first touch
  • accuracy

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