Possession – Add One

Set up

  • Outer pitch size: 30 x 30 yards
  • Inner pitch size: 15 x 15 yards
  • Two teams of four players
  • No goals


  • One team act as the passing team.
  • The other team act as the defending team.
  • The passing team spread out into the 15 x 15 yard area and begin the game by playing 4v1.
  • After 30 seconds, an extra defender is added to make the game 4v2, then another for 4v3, and then 4v4.
  • The game is played for 2 minutes.
  • The passing team must count the number of successful passes that they make.
  • The teams rotate roles for the next game and the new passing team tries to beat the number of passes made by their opponents.


64 small-sided games key

Possession - add one - part 1

To begin with, this is a simple 4 v 1 possession game.

Possession - add one - part 2

Adding one more defender makes it a bit more of a challenge.

Possession - add one - part 3

4 v 4 takes it to another level. Which team can make the most successful passes?

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