Soccer Channel Possession Game # 5 Training Drill

Channel Possession Game # 5

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • entire grid (50yds x 60yds)
  • outer channels (15yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • grid is divided into six smaller grids as shown
  • teams score by keeping possession and moving through four different grids
  • players must pass to switch into the next channel


  • limit number of touches
  • players must play a lofted pass to switch the grid
  • 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
  • speed of play
  • accuracy
  • switch point of attack

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