Soccer training – Passing - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

I think you’ll be able to tell from the animation that this drill is not an easy one to carry out: without accurate passing and good communication between partners, the drill won’t run smoothly. This communication needs to be fast, and might also need to take the form of a single word or a gesture between partners. Quick communication is essential.

But this is exactly what makes the drill fun. You should place your trust in your team and try it. So pay attention to accurate, fast communication and keep insisting on it.


Mark out a rectangle with cones, or with other markers. On each of the rectangle’s short sides, two players stand slightly offset from one another. The front player, the yellow one in our animation, is the pass receiver. He begins the drill by turning the ball around the right-hand cone marker and then passing the ball to a player to his side – in this animation, the black one.

The black player quickly gains control of the ball and passes it to the yellow player on the opposite side of the rectangle. The yellow player turns the ball around the cone again and passes it to the other player on his side. The drill continues like this. After their turn, the players join the back of the queue in their group.


- Black and yellow players change roles
- Different passing techniques

Soccer coach tips

- Encourage the players to use different passing techniques
- The players need to communicate

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 8
Maximum group size: 16
Materials required: One ball and 4 cone markers
Field size: Size of rectangle according to ability

Quick communication is essential