Soccer Passing to Team Captains Training Drill

Passing to Team Captains

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Possession, Passing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • goal zone (5yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 4v4
  • players score by passing to their team captain who is inside the goal zone
  • passer then becomes team captain and takes over the role inside the goal zone


  • play 3v3, 5v5 etc.
  • only passes below the waist allowed
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • vision
  • first touch takes ball away from pressure
  • constant movement
  • angles of support to receive ball
  • quick transitions

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