Soccer Quick Passing # 3 Training Drill

Quick Passing # 3

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • grid (18yds x 18yds)
  • center grid (6yds x 6yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • two players stand in the center grid with four more players standing around the outside, each having a ball
  • one outside player passes to the center player and calls out the name of another outside player before he
  • receives the ball back
  • player in the center turns and makes a run towards that player up to the edge of the grid and repeats the sequence
  • challenge to keep passing sequence going without errors for 60 sec.
  • which grid can keep going the longest without an error?


  • one-touch for players in the center
  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • good ball speed
  • vision
  • first touch
  • communication
  • quick decision making
  • awareness

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