Soccer Touchline Passing # 7 Training Drill

Touchline Passing # 7

This passing warm-up drill is a great soccer drill to help with timing and striking a ball while checking in to a pass.

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

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


  • each attacker pairs up with a defender
  • servers distribute/throw the ball from the outside
  • attackers head the ball back
  • defenders can challenge their partner for the ball
  • switch roles after 2-3 minutes


  • attackers volley it back
  • players are awarded a point if the server can catch the ball with
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • communication
  • accuracy of pass and service
  • weight of pass
  • explosiveness

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