Soccer Passes Into Target Areas # 6 Training Drill

Passes Into Target Areas # 6

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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)
  • each target area (5yds x 5yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4, 5v5, 6v6 etc.
  • teams score by making a lofted pass to a teammate who controls the ball inside the target area
  • players cannot be challenged inside target areas


  • players can be challenged inside target area
  • players must enter target area at the same as the ball to receive it
  • each team can score in two designated areas plus a neutral zone
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • decision making
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • communication
  • selection & timing of pass
  • switch point of attack away from pressure
  • keep the ball moving with quick accurate passing

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