Soccer 3 Team Transition Game #2 Training Drill

3 Team Transition Game #2

Well organized soccer practice plans and soccer practice games will make your soccer practice more fun and your players will learn more in less time.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (40yds x 60yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls ready for continuous play


  • blue team in the middle zone starts with the ball and attacks one end and tries to score by dribbling across end line
  • play goes on until the blue team scores or the red team gets the ball across the middle line
  • red team attacks now the opposite end defended by the grey team and the blue team moves behind the end line vacated by the red team
  • defending team must start from behind the goal line and can enter field as soon as attacking team crosses the middle line


  • play 3v3, 5v5 etc.
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust size of field if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • quick transitions
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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