Purpose

This is a great possession drill that can be done anywhere as long as there’s a ball.

Drill Setup

  • Organize the players into groups of six players and have them form a circle.
  • Make sure each group of six has one ball.
Circle Drill Soccer Possession Drill

How it Works

  1. One player will begin by passing the ball across the circle to another player.
  2. The passer will then run across and put pressure on the player who just received the ball.
  3. The player who received the ball must either one touch the ball to another player or trap the ball and pass to another player.
  4. Then that player goes to put pressure on the next player who is receiving the ball.
  5. This continues until every player has touched the ball at least once.

Coaching Tips

  • This drill helps players learn to keep possession by forcing players to make good traps and good passes.
  • It also forces the players to make quick decisions just as they’ll need to do in a game.