Soccer training – Passing - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

As indicated in the animation: this is not going to be easy. The problem lies in the players’ precise timing. Passing by the passer must occur at the right moment and the running players’ task is to be readily available as the pass receiver at all times.


In advance: the drill can also be conducted with multiple players at the individual positions, it is much easier this way, but blockages cannot be avoided. At the beginning of the drill we position a player at each yellow cone and a passer at the marking at a distance.

A player positioned at a yellow cone advances in the direction of the two small markings and waits for the pass there. He returns the pass, circles the side markings and subsequently returns to the start position. When the first player has vacated the pass marking, the next player follows. The progression is analog, just on the opposite drill side.

Ideally, the ball is never dormant and the players are moving constantly; this is only possible with good timing. The players constantly exchange positions with the ball distributer.


- Pass only after ball control
- The players decide whether they retreat to the right or the left after the pass, this provides diversity in the running paths.

Soccer coach tips

- Be patient with your players!

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 3
Maximum group size: 6
Materials required: 1 ball, 3 ground markings, 2 cones
Field size: The larger the distances, the more intense the running paths.

The problem lies in the players