Soccer Partner Tag # 2 Training Drill

Partner Tag # 2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • taggers with a ball
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • taggers dribble a ball inside playing area and try to hit targets with their ball below the knees
  • targets stay connected by holding a pinnie
  • switch targets often


  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust size of field if necessary depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • vision
  • close control

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