Possession Game - 4+4 vs. 4

  • Organisation

    • 4 cones

    • mark a field with 15 x 15 m

    • 3 teams with 4 players each will be formed

  • Process

    The yellow and red team will play a possession-based game against the defending blue team.

    If the blue team wins the ball, the team with the player that turned the ball over will become the defending team.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • use full size of the field

    • always create three passing angles: left, right, and center

    • intense communication

    • scan the field and opponents position before receiving the ball

Training Set

Main point


20 min


Passing, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)


Man down/Man up


Soccer-specific endurance, Speed of movement with ball

General Training Goals


Tactical drills

Training Organization

Number of Players

12 players

Form of Training

Group training, Team training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders



Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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