Soccer 3v3 Plus 3 Possession Training Drill

3v3 Plus 3 Possession

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Basic Information

Age Group:(5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (45yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 3v3 plus 3
  • 2 teams (6v3) are responsible for keeping possession
  • all players of the defending team must pick-up and hold a cone before they can start to defend
  • if defending team (blue) wins the ball they drop the cones and the new defending team (the team
  • that lost possession) picks up the cones and starts defending
  • if a ball goes out of bounce the team that lost possession now becomes the defending team


  • play 4v2 etc.
  • limit number of touches for teams in possession
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quick transitions
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position — open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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