Soccer Forward Passes # 6 Training Drill

Forward Passes # 6


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Basic Information

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • grid (20yds x 20yds)
  • godd supply of balls
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • middle zone10 yards deep
  • 2 mini goals
  • pinnies


  • teams play 3v3 in each end zone
  • each teams defends an end zone with 2 mini goals
  • teams score by passing the ball to a target player in the middle zone who then attempts to pass it to an
  • attacking player in the end zone
  • once target player made a pass he can enter zone to support the attackers
  • if the defenders win the ball, the target player must return to the middle zone to receive a pass
  • switch roles every 4-5 minutes

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • spread out attack
  • quick finish
  • first touch takes ball away from pressure
  • support position lateral to ball

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