Soccer Pass Tag Training Drill

Pass Tag

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 balls
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnie to carry for tagger


  • tagger attempts to apply tag on runner
  • runner is “save” if he is in possession of a ball
  • in order to help other runners one is allowed to pass the ball around
  • if a runner gets tagged he then becomes a tagger


  • vary number of balls
  • vary number of taggers
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy over power
  • vision
  • communication

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