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Free Possession Drills for 8-year-old kids

Possession Drills – Game Speed

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DESCRIPTION
• play 5v5
• teams score only on one-touch passes
• kick-ins only

VARIATION
• play 6v6, 7v7 etc.
• each 1-2 combination is awarded one point
• first team to connect 8 passes wins
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• angle, distance and timing of support
• vision
• body position – open to field
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication
• shape of team to maintain possession

 

Possession Drills – Possession Game 2

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DESCRIPTION
• 4 attackers play keep away from two defenders
• if defenders win possession they look to play the ball into the other grid to their teammates and then sprint into the other square to support them
• two attackers go into other square to try to win the ball back

VARIATION
• limit number of touches
• adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

COACHING POINTS
• quick passing
• angle, distance and timing of support
• vision
• body position – open to field
• decision making
• verbal and visual communication
• keep possession

 

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