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Get plenty of possession but pose zero danger?
Discover how to inject purpose into your possession to create more scoring opportunities and wins on the scoresheet

Finally, the blueprint on more effective possession play has arrived! Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I shows you 11 different ways of maximizing possession to gain the advantage. Featuring multi-stage sessions for each scenario, this guide will show your team how to make better use of the ball and be more in control.

Dear Coach,

Getting as much possession as possible seems to be one of the main aims of every team these days. Everyone wants the highest possession stat to prove they were more in control of the game and had the best chance to win. But maximum possession counts for nothing when you pose zero danger. Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I shows you how to score with even a measly amount of time on the ball.

Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I features drills on how to use possession successfully in 11 different scenarios or skills. This includes combination play, creative mobility for the midfield, utilizing width and changing the point of attack. Drills in each chapter then enable you to teach your players how to make maximum use of possession to slice through the midfield, to get the ball into danger areas and to score more goals.


If you’re fed up of watching your players passing the ball to players in space with no clear strategy, Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I is the guide you’ve been looking for. After practicing its drills, your players will know what to do and when, and to make better use of every ball.

Adam“I find this book to be comprehensive and informative. The sequence of progressions are well thought through, easy to understand and implement. I like the way the graphics are laid out, making it easy to visualize the session as a coach and put to practice in the field.

The conceptualization of each topic; Introduction, Game Relate, Game Specific & Conditioned Match Play allows coaches to have proper sequence to follow, thus allowing the achievement of objectives in each training session.

The sessions presented within “Coaching Possession with a Purpose” will give me a new perspective of playing the ‘possession game”, and not telling players to pass for passing sake!

I will definitely add this book to my collection of my must-have manuals for coaching.”  Michael Adam, Triple T Soccer Academy

“This guide exposes the fallacy of chasing ‘crazy high ball possession’ with no strategy”

Defenders have a lot to remember, particularly the youngsters. They have to know when to track back, not to charge in, to block shots and to get in the correct positions. Even elite players can

Many coaches crave massive high possession stats almost as much as goals on the scoresheet. It’s seen as a sign that your tactics are working, that your players have great ball control and the discipline to wait for an opening.

The problem with so many coaches eager to keep possession is that tactics have emerged to beat teams playing a high possession style. In fact, many teams will happily sit back and let you ping the ball around to your heart’s content knowing that you pose zero danger until you try to attack.

Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I is unique in its handling of weak possession play in modern soccer, and how to improve it. Its drills ensure that possession becomes the game winning advantage it should be and your players push forward instead of standing still.


Written by two coaches with vast and international experience


Coaching Possession with a Purpose is a book born from the passion of its two authors, Jonny Carter and Michael J Louter, for developing the core skills young players need for success.

Carter has coached his own ‘Principles Based’ methodology on tactical soccer across Europe, America and Asia. His key specialty is youth development and establishing the right culture and environment in which young players can grow. He’s a strong believer in giving players the opportunity to solve real soccer problems, rather than rely on a dictated style of coaching, in order to grow.

Carter holds an ‘A’ License and is head coach at Kowloon Cricket Club, Hong Kong, and is responsible for delivering the Nike Sports Camp in Hong Kong for elite youth players. He also runs the Education Football program, which trains coaches to develop their knowledge from foundation through to advanced.  Carter and Louter are also the authors of Coaching the Principles of Soccer – Attack and Defense.

Michael J Louter has spent his life studying soccer coaching. In particular, he specializes in soccer psychology and the technical and tactical components that need to be combined to build a successful team.

LouterWhile running elite soccer camps at Vitesse, Louter has been able to witness the benefits of his coaching philosophy firsthand. Through coaching at the camp’s state-of-the-art facilities in Tennessee, Louter has been able to work with elite level players and to further expand his vast coaching knowledge.

Louter holds a USSF ‘A’ Licence and an NSCAA Premier Diploma. He is currently the Director of Coaching at FC Dallas Tri and oversees the development of the U15-U19 teams.

What’s covered in Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I

Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I presents a complete guide to making maximum use of possession so you also pose maximum danger. Packed with detailed diagrams, setup instructions and coaching points, its drills will give your players a bigger advantage every time you win possession.

It is divided into 11 chapters, with each focused on a specific scenario when you are in possession and how to train your players to move the ball in the right direction up the pitch and through the opposition. This includes building play through the midfield, third player movement to create penetration, penetrating runs to break midfield lines and urgency of possession in attacking areas.


Author Jonathan Carter during a training session

Each chapter also features multiple drills for different stages of play. This includes game related drills which have some relevance to game situations; progressions for raising the challenge; game specific drills with a direct connection to game situations and conditioned drills which are designed to encourage a specific behaviour from players.

Possetti“This new coaching manual from Jonny is a cracker. Jammed packed with carefully crafted training activities that really escalates a mere possession-based exercise into a training tool with massive impact on players and the team game-play style as a whole.

The scalability of the session plans allows me the flexibility to pitch the session exactly to the needs of my players, the vast majority of the exercises included within can be rolled out and delivered to a range of teams regardless of playing quality.

Possession based training activities are a staple in most coach’s repertoire, but this book raises the level into a new domain of coaching. Most recommended.’
Nicolas Possetti, UEFA ‘A’ License, Technical Director/Coach

What you will gain from Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I

Possession with no purpose makes no sense. You can have the best possession stats in the world but it counts for nothing when your players have no clue how to get the ball past opponents and into the net. Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I solves this problem.

From Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I you will gain:

  • Training drills for 11 different possession scenarios
  • Print & Play diagrams for taking each drill onto the training field
  • Multiple stages for each scenario for training players to perform specific movements and how to react in real games
  • Tactical play will improve throughout the team when in possession
  • Your players will know exactly what to do to gain an advantage
  • Confidence will improve from having a clearer strategy
  • No longer will your team pass the ball aimlessly just to get a high possession stat
  • You will be better equipped to beat teams even when they are setup to play against high possession sides
  • Playing with a purpose will lead to better penetration, more attempts on goal and wins on the scoresheet


Playing with zero purpose means zero danger. This wont be a problem for your team after working through the drills in Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I. Instead of passing aimlessly, your players will know exactly what to do to gain the edge in any situation and to ensure high possession turns into more balls in the back of the opponent’s net.

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“With these drills, you can turn even minimal possession into a winning advantage”

They say the stats don’t lie. But a high possession percentage doesn’t necessarily mean you’re the team in control. Any team can keep passing the ball to the free man. But creating penetrating runs, attacking moves and goals every time you’re in possession is a different matter.

If you have high possession stats but very few goals, you’re not playing with purpose. Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I is a special guide on how to make sure every time you get the ball you can gain a winning advantage everytime you have the ball.

Packed with drills for playing from the back, moving the ball through the midfield and creating attacking runs upfront, Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I has everything you need to train your team on making better use of the ball. The result is your players know what to do in any scenario to keep the ball moving and team performance improves as a result.

Best Wishes,

Mike Saif

P.S.  Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I contains training guides to 11 different possession scenarios and what to do with the ball to gain a winning advantage. With multiple progressions for each one, this guide will ensure your players know exactly how to turn possession into more goals on the scoresheet.

P.P.S If you are not 100% satisfied with the quality of the soccer coaching resources in Coaching Possession with a Purpose Volume I after six months then we will refund your purchase in full, no questions asked.

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