Soccer Passing Pattern # 8 Training Drill

Passing Pattern # 8

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 2+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 3
  • each group with a ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • players pass to each other in sequence as shown
  • 1. high pass over player in middle
  • 2. player receives high pass and passes it on to player in middle
  • 3. player in middle controls pass and passes it back to starting player


  • player who receives lofted pass can go through the following skills: (inside foot volley, top of the foot volley,
  • thigh volley, chest volley, headers etc.)
  • one-touch passing for player at outer cones
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • first touch
  • body position and balance
  • eye on ball
  • contact surface

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