Soccer 5v5 One Touch Passing Training Drill

5v5 One Touch Passing

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2x end zones 5 yards deep
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • teams play keep away
  • team is awarded a point for every completed one-touch pass
  • first team with 15 points wins
  • play multiple rounds


  • play 4v4, 6v6, 6v5, 6v4, 5v3 etc.
  • add a neutral player
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy
  • constant movement
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • speed of play

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