Soccer Steady Wing Players Training Drill

Steady Wing Players

This possession session gives youth players the skills required to retain more possession and convert on scoring chances when the ball is in your own rows.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Passing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (40yds x 50yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals
  • pinnies


  • each team defends and attacks one goal
  • one team has two wing players on the side line as shown
  • wing players cannot be challenged unless they dribble into the grid
  • wing players must return to side line after a shot on goal or if their team loses the ball
  • switch roles 5-10 minutes


  • maximum of three (two) touches for wing players
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • switch point of attack
  • attack open space
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • vision
  • close control
  • quick finish
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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