Soccer Passing Activity # 8 Training Drill

Passing Activity # 8

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • grid (20yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • blue player starts by passing the ball towards the next cone
  • red player lays off the ball to the outside the square for the blue player to run to
  • blue player continues to the next cone to repeat the sequence as shown
  • sequence continues for 2 minutes with all players being involved in the activity


  • red players stand right in front of the cones and lay off the ball to either the outside or the inside of the square
  • for the blue player to run to red player passes one-touch straight back to blue player for them to control around the cone
  • red player picks up the ball and feeds it back to the blue player in the air for them to control
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics
  • balance
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • vision
  • first touch
  • communication

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