Soccer Team Tag # 3 Training Drill

Team Tag # 3

The following soccer passing drills are aimed at developing passing skills of your team. They will also help you to reach your coaching goals faster.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • all players dribble inside playing area and the players of one team try to tag (freeze) the other team
  • if a player is tagged he must freeze, put the ball in his hands and open his legs
  • players can unfreeze their teammate by passing the ball through the frozen player’s legs
  • objective for the taggers is to freeze all players of the opposing team
  • teams switch roles once taggers freeze all opponents or after 3-4 minutes


  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group
  • coach or some other player can be the only “freezer”; players continue to unfreeze each other

Coaching Points:

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

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