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Soccer training – Passing - Short Passing Circle

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Soccer drill procedure

Where’s the circle here? We admit that the circle isn’t easy to spot when you first look at the animation. If you keep looking at it for a while, the passing circle becomes clearer. The running paths in this drill are very difficult. The players will need to pass accurately, as well as concentrating on running in the correct path.


I’ve been looking forward to the description. This drill is probably best explained by the animation than by words. The basic rule I that the players always run clockwise to the next position.

The passing starts with the first player at the upper left cone marker. He passes to a player who is positioned at the lower left cone marker. After passing, the passing player runs through the upper cone marker gate, signalling readiness to receive the ball. After passing through the cone marker gate, he then receives the ball, and passes it on to the group on the other side of the field. From there, the ball is passed to the position at the lower left cone marker. The passing player moves into the centre of the field, and receives the return pass. Now the ball only has to be passed back to the starting group.


- Different passing techniques
- Increase the distances
- Two balls in play
- Change the layout of the markers and carry out the drill in an anti-clockwise direction

Soccer coach tips

- Always train on both legs!
- Push for increased speed

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 6
Maximum group size: 10
Materials required: One ball per group, five cone markers
Field size: The distances can be made very large indeed

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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