Soccer Wall Passes # 1 Training Drill

Wall Passes # 1

Common characteristics of the Under 8 player.

  • Love playing in twos
  • Are able to consider another’s viewpoint.
  • Still not able to think abstractly – have patience.
  • Cooling system still less powerful compared to grown ups – still ensure that you offer numerous water breaks.
  • Still favor playing to watching – keep everybody busy throughout the training session.
  • Modest attention span

Here is an activity developed especially for the U8-U16 players

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Basic Information

Age Group:(5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-25 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 5-8
  • each group with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • first player with a ball decides with which player (left or right) to play a 1-2 pass
  • after receiving the ball back he lays it off to next player as shown


  • 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
  • eye contact

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