Soccer Short Passing # 3 Training Drill

Short Passing # 3

Learn about the importance of the soccer pass. You will also find some free drills with the emphasis on developing basic passing techniques.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 2+
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate entire team


  • players pass back and forth from inside a designated square
  • players cannot leave square to receive or pass the ball
  • pair to complete most passes within 2 minutes wins


  • one-touch passing
  • 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
  • make eye contact

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