Soccer Short Passing # 1 Training Drill

Short Passing # 1

The following youth soccer pass and move drills involve quick passing to feet, timing, communication and focus on players movement.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each setup with 2 balls
  • players by outer cones with the ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • two players in between red cones move back and forth to receive the ball and pass to players standing behind blue cones


  • only one player moves back and forth between red cones
  • one-touch passing
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

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

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