Soccer Circle Passing # 3 Training Drill

Circle Passing # 3

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups of 5
  • each group with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • play two 4v1 keep aways
  • white team plays keep away from one red defender
  • red team plays keep away from one blue defender
  • unlimited touches to begin
  • if defender wins the ball he switches roles with player who touched it last


  • two touch passing
  • one touch passing
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

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

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