Soccer Relay Race # 4 Training Drill

Relay Race # 4

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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:

  • 3-5 players per group
  • one ball per group
  • cones to mark off area


  • each group has one designated wall player
  • players dribble and pass in the sequence as shown
  • the first group to be back to its original position after 2-3 rounds wins


  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • one touch passing
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • change of speed & direction
  • acceleration
  • close control
  • soft touches
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • communication

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