Soccer Target Players # 10 Training Drill

Target Players # 10

Possession is the amount of time a team possesses the ball during a game. Learn how to coach possession, including many exercises and coaching points.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 30yds)
  • 2 target zones as shown
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2 teams play 4v4
  • each team has a target player positioned in a designated zone
  • team score by passing to their target player


  • teams can only score if their target player can control a lofted pass
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • create supporting angles
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • disguise
  • vision
  • first touch

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