Soccer Possession Winner Training Drill

Possession Winner

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Attacking, Defending, Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 45yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 reg. goals with goalkeepers
  • pinnies


  • play 6v6
  • if a team scores they cannot score again until the other team scores a goal
  • team that is winning tries to keep possession for as long as possible but cannot score again until the losing
  • team scores the equalizer
  • winning team must play 1 or 2 touch


  • add a neutral player
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • vision and awareness
  • concentration
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • shape of team to maintain possession

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