Soccer Circle Passing # 2 Training Drill

Circle Passing # 2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each group with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 8v1 keep away
  • one group of 4 in red pinnies and another group of 4 in blue pinnies
  • outside players must pass to player from the other team (e.g. red passes to blue and blue passes to red)
  • if defender touches the ball he then switches roles with the outside player who touched it last


  • vary numbers of attackers and defenders
  • two touch passing
  • one touch passing
  • add a second defender
  • adjust size of grid if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • outside players must stay between cones
  • accuracy over power
  • communication
  • make eye contact
  • good first touch
  • vision

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