Soccer training – Passing - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

This square is not really magical, it looks like that only at the first glance. In the example illustrated, the drill runs clockwise; you will notice this when you take a closer look. Nevertheless, the players must always adapt to a new situation; a pass to the wrong group and this drill is in vain.


All said and done, how do I start this drill? First, we need a marked square. Each position should be occupied by at least two players during the drill. At the drill start, each of the balls is with a player at a corner. The start player runs from a corner without the ball to the drill centre and gets an accurate pass. The passer then runs towards the centre and waits there for the second ball.

It appears to be okay until now, but where is the ball passed from the centre? There is only one possibility, because a player may not pass to where he came from, where there is already a ball and not back to the passer. Thus, only one corner is left.


- Pass only after secure ball control
- Different passing techniques

Soccer coach tips

- Memorise the sequence exactly

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 8
Maximum group size: 12
Materials required: Two balls, four cone markers
Field size: The larger the square, more intense are the running lanes and more difficult are the passing lanes.

The players must always adapt to a new situation