Coach Equipment

Soccer training – Indoor - Bench Passing

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Soccer drill procedure

A drill unit for passing and receiving the ball in indoor training. Long benches in the hall are an ideal tool.

The passes in this drill are always played against the benches. That only works when the benches are turned on their side.

Everything should happen very fast in the practice field, since the active players are swapped out every 10 to 15 seconds. This drill is also great as a competition.

Which player can manage the highest number of passes in the allotted time? The player must change the bench he’s passing to after every pass.


One player passes, as you can see in the animation, in a rectangle made of benches. At the coach’s signal, the person practicing swaps with the next player.


- Different passing techniques
- A competitive aspect can be introduced
- Two or three players practice at the same time
- Other direction

Soccer coach tips

- Push for increased speed
- Always go to the ball
- Always train using both legs!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 3
Maximum group size: 9
Materials required: 4 long benches, 1 ball per player
Field size: Approx. 5 x 5 Meter

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