Soccer Passing Activity # 17 Training Drill

Passing Activity # 17

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 3+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 3
  • each group with a ball
  • grid (10yds x 15yds)
  • each zone (10yds x 5yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire teamm


  • one player in each of the outer zones
  • one players starts in the middle zone
  • players must stay in their designated zones
  • players in the outer zones try to pass to each other through the middle zone
  • if a player in the middle zone intercepts a pass they switch roles with the player that made the pass
  • players in the outer zones must try to keep the ball in bounce


  • limit number of touches for players in the outer zones
  • specify how players must pass (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • first touch

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