Soccer Passing Combinations # 1 Training Drill

Passing Combinations # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • grid (15yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • middle square (5 x 5yds)
  • 3 balls


  • corner player passes to an inside player who then turns and dribbles the ball through the middle square and
  • once he gets out of it he passes to the next available corner (not the one he received the pass from!)
  • corner player who passed the ball to the inside follows his pass and waits for a ball from another outside player


  • inside player receives the ball from corner and then does a specific move before he enters the square
  • vary number of balls
  • specify how players pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high/low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • quick decision making
  • accelerate into square
  • tight turns

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