Soccer 6v2 Possession Game Training Drill

6v2 Possession Game

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (15yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 6 attacking players play keep away from two defenders
  • attacking team scores a point with every pass
  • defending team scores 2 points if they intercept the ball or force it out of bounce


  • play 6v3, 6v4, 5v2 etc.
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • create supporting angles
  • play the way you face and away from pressure
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making

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