Soccer Transition Game # 2 Training Drill

Transition Game # 2

Soccer tactics used by the teams today have grown increasingly complex. Tactical drills are used in training sessions to develop better decision making.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • grid (40yds x 60yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 4 mini goals
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls ready for continuous play


  • blue-white team in the middle zone starts with the ball and attacks one end and tries to score on one of the two mini goals
  • play goes on until the blue-white team scores or the red team gets the ball across the middle line
  • red team attacks now the opposite end defended by the grey team and the blue-white team moves behind the end line vacated by the red team
  • defending team must start from behind the goal line and can enter field as soon as attacking team crosses the middle line


  • play 3v3, 5v5 etc.
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quick transitions
  • communication
  • good angle and distance of support to receive ball
  • combination play
  • vision

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