Soccer Consecutive Passes Training Drill

Consecutive Passes

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • play 3v3
  • players attempt to keep possession and complete as many passes to their teammates as possible (3 passes = 1 goal)


  • play 4v4, 5v5 etc.
  • 5 passes = 1 goal
  • first team to connect 10 passes wins
  • specify how players must pass (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust size of grid if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • shape of team to maintain possession

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