Soccer Possession Game # 5 (3v1) Training Drill

Possession Game # 5 (3v1)

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: PassingPossession, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • red team plays keep-away (3v1)
  • red team has to complete three passes before passing the ball (across middle zone) to the other red team to do the same


  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

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

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