Soccer Short Passing # 9 Training Drill

Short Passing # 9

This section presents one of many simple soccer drills that teach proper passing technique, movement and receiving skills to youth soccer players.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 2
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with a ball
  • grid (15yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • player with the ball dribbles to open corner cone
  • once he gets to the cone he passes to his partner while moving(ball cannot come to a standstill)
  • the receiver now dribbles to the open corner cone and passes to his partner while moving
  • continue sequence
  • team to complete most passes in 90 seconds wins


  • three or four touch max for each player
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics
  • balance
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • first touch

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