Soccer Touchline Passing # 4 Training Drill

Touchline Passing # 4

It’s not often you see youth team passing the ball around with speed. The following soccer coaching drills are designed to improve your team’s passing skills.

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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, Dribbling

Field Preparation:

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


  • players inside the grid receive a ball from an outside player, dribble around a cone and pass it back as shown
  • next they have to go and receive a pass from a different player
  • switch roles after 2-3 minutes


  • outside players distribute the ball by throwing
  • 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:

  • players accelerate into space after receiving the ball
  • constant movement
  • communication
  • stay on your toes and always be prepared toreceive the ball
  • accuracy
  • weight of pass
  • tight turns

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