Soccer Quick Passing Training Drill

Quick Passing

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • group of 6
  • grid (18yds x 18yds)
  • center grid (6yds x 6yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • 4 players on the outside of the grid and 2 players in the center grid
  • players in the center start by passing a ball to a player on the outside of the grid
  • outside player who receives it plays the ball back one touch and calls out the name of another outside player
  • player in the center receives the pass and turns to that player and repeats the sequence
  • switch roles after 2-3 minutes


  • one-touch for outside players
  • specify how players must pass/receive (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:

  • accuracy
  • good speed of play
  • vision
  • first touch
  • communication
  • quick decision making
  • awareness

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