Soccer Transition Game Training Drill

Transition Game

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 20-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing, Attacking

Field Preparation:

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


  • team shape for both teams is 3-2-2 to begin
  • players must stay in designated zones to begin
  • now allow players to cross over zones to support each other but must be replaced by another player from that zone
  • players change back to their positions as soon as they can within the game


  • vary team shape (3-3-1, 2-3-2 etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quick transition
  • verbal and visual communication
  • keep team shape
  • unbalancing the defense on offense
  • create space for others on offense
  • attack space behind defense

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