Soccer Passes Into Target Areas Training Drill

Passes Into Target Areas

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • teams score by passing into one of the target areas to a teammate
  • players cannot wait inside target area to receive a pass


  • add a neutral player
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • selection & timing of pass
  • time your run into target area
  • get into line of flight of the ball
  • switch point of attack away from pressure
  • keep the ball moving with quick accurate passing

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