Soccer Team Tag # 2 Training Drill

Team Tag # 2

Here we illustrate how to instruct a simple and fun soccer drill that teaches passing techniques to youth soccer players of all ages and levels.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • grid (25yds x 35yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • one team (taggers) attempts to tag the players on the other team by passing their soccer ball at
  • them below their knee or on their soccer ball
  • players keep score of how many times they tag the other team
  • passes must below the knees
  • teams switch roles after 3-5 minutes
  • team with better score wins


  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • move away from pressure
  • change of speed & direction
  • awareness of surrounding
  • accuracy over power

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