Soccer Attackers Possession Training Drill

Attackers Possession

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Finishing,Possession

Field Preparation:

  • two thirds of the group with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 mini goals
  • pinnies for defenders to carry


  • all attacking players have a ball and attempt to keep possession
  • defenders attempt to take the ball away from the attacker(red) and score on the mini goal
  • the attacker whose ball was taken away now becomes a defender also and tries to steal another attacker’s ball
  • last attacker with a ball wins
  • players switch roles


  • play with only one mini goal
  • attacker without a ball helps trying to keep the ball away from the defenders until the last ball ends up in the mini goal
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • awareness
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • quick decision makin

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