Soccer Target Players # 8 Training Drill

Target Players # 8

It’s a dynamic possession soccer practice game that the kids will love in a tight area encouraging good decision making for keeping the ball.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (40yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 2 teams play 4v4 inside the playing area
  • 2 neutral players are positioned opposite from each other
  • teams score a point by passing the ball to a neutral player
  • teams cannot score on same target player twice in a row


  • target players must play one (two) touch
  • teams score by passing to both target players in one possession
  • 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
  • first touch

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