Soccer 6v3 Possession Training Drill

6v3 Possession

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 6v3
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 6 attackers versus 3 defenders
  • attacking team attempts to keep possession and complete 10 passes to be awarded a point
  • defending team scores by winning possession and passing it into one of the mini goals
  • switch roles every 3-4 minutes


  • cone goals instead of mini goals
  • limit number of touches for attackers
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • first touch

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