Soccer Target Players # 15 Training Drill

Target Players # 15

Find a Soccer Possession drills for coaching football and developing passing possession skills in a youth or pro football team. This is one of the simplest soccer drills to set up in a small space.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 target zones (4-6 yards deep)
  • 4 mini goals
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 6v4 with one target in each end zone
  • the attacking team with six players scores by passing to a target player in the end zone who passes to a third player
  • the defending team with 4 players scores by passing into either of the four mini goals (players must
  • take shot from inside the grid for the goal to count)


  • play 4v2, 5v3, 5v2, 6v3 etc.
  • use cone goals instead of mini goals (vary number of goals)
  • target players are limited to one or two touches
  • the attacking team scores if one target players can control a lofted pass and then connects a pass to a third player
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • vision
  • first touch

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