Soccer Numbers Passing Training Drill

Numbers Passing

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • each team with a ball
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • each player from both teams is assigned a number from 1-5
  • players pass to their teammate in a sequence (1-2, 2-3, 3-4, 4-5, 5-1 etc.)
  • team that is making the most passes within 90 sec. wins
  • two touch passing


  • players must run around the nearest cone after completing a pass
  • reverse sequence (5-4, 4-3, 3-2 etc.)
  • limit number of touches
  • add a second ball for each team
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • vision
  • timing of pass
  • teams move around grid constantly
  • importance of first touch to control and prepare ball

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