Soccer 6v3 Keep Away Training Drill

6v3 Keep Away

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • attackers attempt to keep ball away from defenders
  • attackers have 2 touches
  • defenders have unlimited number of touches
  • switch roles every 3-5 minutes


  • play 5v2, 4v2, 6v5, 7v5, 7v4 etc.
  • attackers must play one-touch
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • communication is vital
  • good angle and distance of support to receive ball
  • play the way you face and away from pressure
  • vision

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