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Soccer training – Passing - Intensive Exercises

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Soccer drill procedure

The player in the middle really needs to be replaced. The animation shows an drill which can help to do something about that. Now, all players are moving around. The drill is harder because the running direction is the opposite of the passing direction. We now need another ball for the drill.


At the start of the drill, the pass is made into the middle from an outer position. The pass receiver takes control of the ball and turns to the player on the other side. He passes to this player, turns round again, and runs to the other outer position. In the meantime, the passing player from the outer position has run into the middle and waits there to receive the pass. Then the player turns with the ball, passes, turns without the ball, runs, etc. It’s easier to understand this drill if you watch the animation.


- Different passing techniques
- Pull the ball back with the sole of the foot when turning, or, even harder, incorporate a turn, as described in the “Tricks” section in the navigation bar.

Soccer coach tips

- Change places quickly!
- Always train on both legs!
- Cheer the players on and give them plenty of praise!

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training
Minimum group size: 3
Maximum group size: 3
Materials required: One ball per group, mark out the practice field with cones or markers
Field size: At least three metres’ distance between the outer players and the player in the middle.

Information: There are already more than 1,000 animations online at, as well as plenty of interesting articles by very well-known soccer experts.

If you don’t want to wait for the translations, you can take a look at The animations often speak for themselves.

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