Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on possession, spacing and switching the point of attack. There are many other activities such as this one in the book Improving Your Team’s Possession Play.
This game can be played with various numbers and on with different size fields. You would use the numbers you have available and the size of the field would depend both upon the numbers of players as well as what you want to emphasize.
In the example below, we are using 6 v 6 with 1 neutral player. The field is 40 x 40 and there is a 5 yard square in each corner.
If the black team has the ball they score by passing the ball to a teammate in any of the four squares.
Teams will find it most effective to look to quickly change the point of attack so this activity requires a lot of passing and a lot of moving
The advantage of using a smaller field is it requires quicker passes and quicker movement and provides less time for decision making. The advantage of using a bigger field is it requires more running and really emphasizes the switching of fields.
When possession is lost, the other team does the exact same thing.
There are many other activities such as this one in the book Improving Your Team’s Possession Play.
Give this activity a try and let me know what you think
Have a great day!