Soccer Circle Passing # 3 Training Drill

Circle Passing # 3

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • each group with one ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • players pass to teammate across circle as shown
  • team that completes most passes within 90 sec. wins


  • pass giver has to call receiver’s name before making a pass
  • one team passes in clockwise direction; other team in counterclockwise direction
  • each group with two balls
  • one touch passing between teammates
  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • accuracy over power
  • communication
  • make eye contact
  • players should try to develop a rhythm with their passing
  • good first touch

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