Soccer Lofted Passes Over No-Go Zone Training Drill

Lofted Passes Over No-Go Zone

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 4
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • middle zone (30yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • players make lofted pass to each other over the middle zone in the sequence as shown (two-touch)
  • players must stay in their designated zones
  • one point for a player if the ball doesn’t bounce inside the no-go zone


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

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics
  • balance
  • accuracy
  • weight of pass

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