Forces players to be good passers in order to keep possession of the ball.

Drill Setup

  • Create two equal numbered teams.
  • Use three soccer balls.

How it Works

  1. Coach says “go” or blows whistle.
  2. Each team tries to possess as many soccer balls as possible.
  3. Run the drill for a set time, such as one minute or two minutes.

Coaching Tips

  • Stress to players that when they have the ball they must make good passes to maintain possession.
  • Watch that players with the ball also make good decisions on when to pass, when to dribble and who to pass to.
  • Players who don’t have the ball shouldn’t just be standing around. They must decide where to run to in order to get open.