Possession Game

Set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum)
  • Two teams of four players
  • No goals
  • No keepers
  • No offside
  • If the ball leaves play, you have a few re-start options:
  1. The coach passes a new ball onto the pitch
  2. The players take a roll in
  3. The players take a throw in
  4. The players make a pass in
  5. The players dribble in


  • Both teams must try to win and keep possession of the ball.
  • A goal is awarded to the team that completes a certain number of passes (a minimum of 5 for younger players).
  • The game is played for a set time period.


64 small-sided games key

Possession game - part 1

The aim of the game is to keep the ball.

Possession game - part 2

If your passing is inaccurate or you’re slow to move the ball on, you’ll lose possession.

Possession game - part 3

Which team can keep the ball longest?

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