Soccer Lofted Passes Training Drill

Lofted Passes

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 2+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 5-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • 2 grids (8yds x 4yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • players make lofted passes to the other grid
  • players must strike the ball moving


  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside, laces or outside foot etc.)
  • play with multiple players within the grid
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • constant movement
  • accuracy
  • first touch

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