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Free Possession Drills for 8-year-old kids

Possession Drills – Middle Target Zone 2


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• 4 attackers vs. 2 defenders
• attackers attempt to keep possession and combine with target player as often as possible
• defenders cannot enter the target zone
• switch roles after 4-5 minutes or if defenders intercept 5 passes

• defenders and attackers cannot enter the target zone
• limit number of touches for attacker and/or target player
• vary number of attackers and defenders (6v3, 5v3, 5v2 etc.)
• target player inside middle target zone acts as a neutral player
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

• constant movement
• angle, distance and timing of support
• vision
• body position – open to field
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication


Possession Drills – Keep Away In 2 Grids


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• fourplayers keep the ball away from the two players inside the grid
• if defenders win the ball, they pass it to the other grid, join their teammates and play 4v2 against two players in that grid

• limit number of touches
• play 5v2, 5v3 etc.
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

• vision
• communication
• quick decision making
• constant movement
• first touch
• create supporting angles

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