Players learn to keep control of their dribble and they also learn to shield the ball from their opponents.


  • Set-up four cones to form a square that’s 30 yards by 30 yards.
  • Divide your players into four teams with each team lining up at a separate cone.
  • The coach will have a bunch of balls and will stand in the middle of one of the sides of the square.
Four Corners Go Soccer Possession Drill

How it Works

  1. The coach will throw a ball into the middle of the square and yell “Go!”
  2. Each player at the front of the line will sprint to get the ball. One player from each team for a total of four players.
  3. The first player to the ball will try to keep possession for 5 seconds.
  4. The other players will try to steal the ball. When a player steals the ball then that player will try to keep possession for 5 seconds.
  5. When a player keeps the ball for 5 seconds that team will get a point and the ball will be kicked back to the coach.
  6. Repeat with new players from each team. The winning team is the first one to reach a certain number of points or the team with most points after a certain amount of time.

Coaching Tips

  • This drill is great because players must try to keep possession while facing three opponents. It puts them in a tight situation and really makes them work hard to win.