Soccer Pass-Striker Training Drill


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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 end zones 3-5 yards deep
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4 inside the grid
  • each team has a target player in an end zone and a last defender from the other team behind the end zone
  • if the ball is passed to the target player he attempts to dribble outside of the end zone to receive a point for his team
  • the defending player can enter the zone and try to win the ball after the first touch has been made


  • play 3v3, 5v5 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • explosiveness
  • look for open space
  • importance of first touch to control and prepare ball
  • communication
  • vision
  • accurate passes to feet
  • quick turn by player in end zone
  • don’t let striker turn with the ball

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