Soccer Pass and Shoot Competition Training Drill

Pass and Shoot Competition

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 9+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • cones to mark off area
  • 7-10 yards between triangles
  • goal with goalkeeper
  • good supply of balls


  • players inside triangles pass back and forth (2 touch passing)
  • on coach’s command players run zic-zac around cones and first player to the ball takes a shot at goal


  • various ways of distribution by the coach (high/low throw, high/low pass)
  • specify how players must pass (left or right foot, high or low etc.)up

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • body position and balance
  • quick finish
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power

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