Soccer Short Passing # 5 Training Drill

Short Passing # 5

Your players will develop technically sound passing and receiving skills if you use our soccer drills recommended for groups between U8 and U18.

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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 to each other as shown
  • after each pass players run around cones before receiving next pass
  • pair to complete most passes within 2 minutes wins


  • one-touch passing
  • specify how players must run around cones
  • specify how players must pass and receive
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy over power
  • first touch
  • make eye contact
  • move towards the ball
  • go faster gradually

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