Possession v Pressure

Set up

  • Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum)
  • Two teams of four players
  • Four 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


  • One team starts on the pitch and passes the ball around.
  • On your whistle, the team on the outside must race onto the pitch and try to win the ball and then score a goal.
  • The passing team must try to keep possession.
  • The passing team can use their keepers to keep possession of the ball.
  • The pressuring team have 30 seconds to win the ball and score a goal – if they fail then the passing team is awarded the goal.
  • Rotate the teams for the next game.


64 small-sided games key

Possession vs pressure - part 1

The white team pass the ball around amongst themselves.

Possession vs pressure - part 2

The black team enter and apply pressure on the white team.

Possession vs pressure - part 3

The black team win possession and create an attack.

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