Soccer 5v5 Through Pass Training Drill

5v5 Through Pass

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Hard
Time: 20-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing,Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 45yds)
  • 5yds deep endzone
  • cones to mark off area
  • 6 cone goals (2-4yds)
  • pinnies


  • each team defends three mini goals
  • players can score by passing through any cone goal with a teammate receiving the ball inside the end zone
  • players may not be waiting behind the goals
  • defenders cannot follow attackers into endzone


  • direction of play changes after each goal
  • players can wait behind the goals
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • attack open space
  • time your run
  • communication
  • good supporting angle
  • movement on and off the ball

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