Soccer Target Players # 4 Training Drill

Target Players # 4

It’s important to be able to pass the ball over long distances. This basic soccer long passing drill works on the very fundamentals of a soccer game.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (35yds x 35yds)
  • middle box (10x10yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • players score by passing to a teammate through middle box or by making 5 consecutive passes among teammates
  • players cannot run through middle box


  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quick ball movement
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • vision
  • body position (open to field)
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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