Soccer Passes Into Target Areas # 5 Training Drill

Passes Into Target Areas # 5

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 5
  • grid (25yds x 25yds)
  • target areas (5 x 5yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • players make lofted passes and follow into the next target area
  • group is awarded a point if a pass is completed into the target zone
  • no point if the ball bounces before it gets into the target zone or if the receiver can’t control the ball
  • ball cannot come to a standstill
  • team with most points after 5 minutes wins


  • limit number of touches
  • ball can bounce before entering the target area
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • first touch
  • focus
  • communication

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