Soccer Fast Transitions Training Drill

Fast Transitions

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 4 teams
  • grid (25yds x 40yds)
  • 2 end zones 5-7yds deep
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • team stays on that passed into end zone they attack
  • team then defends against the team (white-blue) which received the pass
  • team (white) is off and goes into end zone they were defending



  • limit number of touches
  • play 4v4 or 5v5 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • constant movement
  • keep possession
  • fast transition from offense to defense
  • quick decision making

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