Soccer training – Passing - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

Passing drills that only use one ball are often particularly difficult. If one pass doesn’t work, the players have to reorganize and find their positions again, and if the ball rolls away, they need a new one. This is exactly the point in time when the coach should actively intervene and motivate the players to continue with the drill straight away. This is the only way that will stop the drill from “stalling” and it will make the players hurry up.


Two cones border the starting position and two cones mark the center of the exercise. Two additional stations can be found behind these markers in the center.

The starting position should be manned by two players. The first pass is made into the center and is immediately passed back. Then, the ball is passed along the right side, where the receiver returns it straight away. The passer lets the ball bounce back and the receiver brings the ball under control, and then passes it back to the starting position. The process then begins again, but this time, the pass should be made to the position to the back left. The drill continues in this fashion, alternating between the left and right sides. Have a look at the animation or the video to see how positions should be changed.


- Only direct passing

Soccer coach tips

- Praise your players enthusiastically when the drill works

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 5
Maximum group size: 10
Materials required: One ball, 6 cone markers
Field size: According to ability