Soccer Triangle Passing Training Drill

Triangle Passing

Professional Dribbling, Passing and Finishing Drills & Soccer Coaching Tricks. Improve your coaching skills by learning the best practices by top youth coaches.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 4
  • each group with 2 balls
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • players are positioned on opposite sides as shown (3v1)
  • players pass around 2 balls simultaneously
  • players must pass up or down to available player


  • one-touch passing
  • start with only one ball
  • specify how players must pass/ receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • first touch
  • vision
  • communication
  • quick decision making

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