Soccer Passing Pattern # 1 Training Drill

Passing Pattern # 1

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • group of 4 players
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team
  • grid (20yds x 20yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players pass to each other in the sequence as shown
  • players leave their designated area to receive and pass the ball
  • players must return to their area (triangle) after each pass


  • one touch passing
  • reverse direction
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body position and balance
  • weight of pass
  • first touch
  • accuracy

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