Soccer Touchline Passing # 3 Training Drill

Touchline Passing # 3

The following soccer passing drills are aimed at developing passing ability. They are suitable for improving the football skills of passing.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • servers distribute/throw the ball from the outside
  • players head the ball back
  • switch roles after 2-3 minutes


  • players volley it back
  • players are awarded a point if the server can catch the ball with his hands (player with most points
  • within 90 seconds wins)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • communication is vital
  • accuracy of pass and service
  • weight of pass
  • shielding
  • explosiveness

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