Soccer First Pass 1v1 Training Drill

First Pass 1v1

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Attacking, Defending, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with a ball
  • grid (15yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • player with the ball passes to player on opposite end-line
  • once pass is received both players can the grid to play 1v1 until one player dribbles across the opposite end-line


  • play 2v2, 3v3 or 4v4 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accurate passes
  • weight of pass
  • first touch
  • close down attacker quickly

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