Soccer Channel Possession Game # 6 Training Drill

Channel Possession Game # 6

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (50yds x 60yds)
  • outer channels (20yds x 60yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • each team defends and attacks two mini goals
  • players can move around between zones
  • ball cannot bounce or be received inside the middle zone
  • if the ball bounces or is received by a player inside the middle zone the defending team automatically gets possession
  • if a ball is won in one zone and switched into another and a player ends up scoring the goal is awarded three points; all other goals just one point


  • teams can only score on one of the two mini goals in designated outer channel
  • play 5v5, 6v6 etc.
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position — open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • angle, distance and timing of support

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