Soccer Diamond Passing Sequence Training Drill

Diamond Passing Sequence

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • cones to mark off area
  • 1 goal with goalie
  • supply of balls


  • players pass to each other in the sequence as shown and then take position of the receiver of their pass
  • last player to receive a pass has only one touch before he can shoot


  • same as before just vary sequence of passing
  • last player to receive a pass must seek a 1v1 with goalie
  • one touch passing
  • specify how players must shoot (left or right foot, inside or laces etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:


  • accurate passes
  • first touch
  • get the shot off as quickly as possible
  • positive mentality
  • eye on ball
  • accuracy before power
  • try to be deceptive with the shot

1v1 w/ Goalkeeper:

  • if the goalkeeper charges out – slot the ball under him or dribble around him
  • if the goalkeeper’s feet are moving, shoot quickly
  • identify the goalkeepers starting position

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