Possession and Finding a Target Player

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on possession and finding a target player.

Start with a 30 x 30 grid with a 5 x 5 area in the middle.


This is a 6 v 6 activity (the number of players and the size of the grid can vary) with one ball.


The team with the ball can have a player in the center area, the defending team can not.

A team gets a point for 5 consecutive passes OR for passing to a player in the center area who then dribbles out and is replaced by the passer.


If the defending team wins the ball they do the same (and the opposing team has to vacate the middle area).

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The way the teams defend the middle is by blocking the passing lanes, and forcing away from that area but they have to prevent possession at the same time.

The thing I like about this activity is it forces both teams to think tactically while also working on simple technique.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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