Soccer Control High Pass # 1 Training Drill

Control High Pass # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • 1 goal with goalie
  • good supply of cones to makr off area
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • one group is attacking and the other defending
  • the server of the attacking team makes a lofted pass to the goalie who catches it and throw/punts
  • the ball to the first player of the attacking team
  • the attacker then controls the ball and attempts to dribble through the cone goal to finish on goal
  • once the attacker receives the ball the defender behind him can start to put pressure on until the attacker dribbles through the cone goal
  • after each sequence the attacking and defending roles switch
  • keep team score


  • the server passes directly to the first player of his team
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:


  • seal off defender
  • quality of preparation touch
  • contact surface
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power


  • angle and speed of approach
  • timing and decision to tackle
  • control and restraint

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