Soccer Grid Possession Game # 3 Training Drill

Grid Possession Game # 3

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 14+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • large grid (18 x 24yds)
  • small grid (6 x 6yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • one neutral target player on each side of the grid
  • teams score by passing to one target player and then to the other without losing possession
  • players must stay in their designated grid


  • each player has five seconds to play the ball
  • no verbal communication allowed
  • 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
  • good first touch takes ball away from pressure

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