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3v3 Plus 3

Chris Johnson 288,936 Views Rating 4.16 (106 Reviews)
This drill focuses on keeping possession. Passing, receiving, movement, and angle of support can be singled out. Causes players to look up and be aware of the surrounding players.
Soccer Drill Diagram: 3v3 Plus 3

3v3 Plus 3

This drill focuses on keeping possession, passing, receiving, movement, and angle of support, and awareness of surrounding players.
Drill Setup

  1. Start with building a 20x20 grid. 
  2. Create 3 teams of 3. 
  3. Each team should be a different color (one team yellow, red, and white).
Drill Instructions

  1. Instruct the yellow team to be defense first. 
  2. The other two groups, red and white, are responsible for keeping possession among the 2 groups.
  3. If the defending team (yellow) wins the ball, the team who made a mistake becomes the defending team. For Example, if red has a bad first touch into the defender (yellow), then the red team would become defense, and the yellow and white teams keep possession from the red team. 
  4. Any ball played out of the grid is considered a loss of possession by that group, and that group should become defense.
Drill Variations

  • For lower level players, rotate the defenders every 2-3 minutes rather than automatically switching after loss of possession.
  • Adjust the size of the field to make it more or less challenging
  • Restrict the number of touches per player
Drill Coaching Points

  • Good First Touch
  • Good Passes to Feet
  • Proper runs/angle of support
  • Facing the field
Equipment

  • Disc Cones
  • Pinnies
  • Soccer Balls
Drill Ages

  • 9 Years Old and Under
  • 10 Years Old and Under
  • 11 Years Old and Under
  • 12 Years Old and Under
  • 13 Years Old and Under
  • 14 Years Old and Under
  • 15 Years Old and Under
  • 16 Years Old and Under
  • 17 +
Soccer Drill Focus

  • Dribbling - Soccer Dribbling Drills
  • Passing - Soccer Passing Drills
  • Receiving - Soccer Receiving & Turning Drills
  • Crossing - Soccer Crossing/Finishing Drills
  • Fitness - Soccer Fitness Drills
  • Possession - Soccer Possession Drills
  • Defending - Soccer Defending Drills
  • Attacking - Soccer Attacking Drills
  • Warm-up - Soccer Warm-up Drills

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