Soccer Touchline Passing # 1 Training Drill

Touchline Passing # 1

Soccer drills and games here are designed to develop proper passing skills. The training exercise is recommended for groups between U10 and U18.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • half the team with a ball
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players pass and follow their pass to take receiver’s position


  • specify how players must pass (left foot, right foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • communication is vital
  • stay on your toes and always be prepared to receive the ball
  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • first touch away from pressure

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