Soccer Short Passing # 11 Training Drill

Short Passing # 11

This section of my soccer coaching website is designed to develop passing skills focusing on passing, receiving, movement and communication.

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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 6
  • cone gates 6-8yds apart


  • players pass and run to the end of their line
  • which group can keep on passing without making an error
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • limit number of touches
  • 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:

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

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