Soccer 7v2 Possession Game Training Drill

7v2 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

Field Preparation:

  • grid (45yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies for defenders to carry with their hands


  • 7 attacking players play keep away from two defenders
  • defender switches role with the attacker if he manages to tag the player that is in possession of the ball


  • play 8v3, 8v4, 7v3, 6v2, 6v3 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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