Soccer Passing Pattern # 5 Training Drill

Passing Pattern # 5

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of four
  • each group with a ball
  • grid (5yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players pass to each other as shown
  • sequence: short, short, long, short, short, long etc.


  • one-touch passing
  • reverse direction
  • specify how players must pass (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • first touch

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