Soccer Partner Passing Training Drill

Partner Passing

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 2+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with a ball
  • grid (30yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players pass to their partner in various ways:
  • players pass to each other while moving
  • players make one touch lead passes into space
  • players make high passes
  • players make 2 short, 2 long passes etc.
  • players perform a move after receiving a pass
  • players dribble with speed 3-4 steps in any direction with the ball after receiving a pass
  • players turn with the ball in the opposite direction from where the pass came from


  • dd one or more defenders who attempt to intercept passes only
  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, receive with one foot and pass with another, inside,
  • outside of foot, laces, high or low)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • vision
  • body position and balance
  • first touch

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