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Keeping possession is the key to winning and these soccer passing drills will help your team achieve that. The best passing teams dictate the play, conserve energy, make the best of their resources and score more goals. Passing is about technique, judgement and vision.These passing drills give you some great advice on how to coach these attributes to your players. Long passing, short passing, side foot passing and crossing are all dealt with. We also have great passing games to really sharpen your players’ passing skills.

Why long passes can be a winner Feature

Why Long Passes Can Be A Winner

“I want to encourage players to look for the long ball option sometimes, but I am aware I’ll come in for criticism. Should I do it anyway?” – U12 Girls Coach. Answer There can be a lot of snobbery around coaching. This is particularly true at youth level, where the competition between coaches is strong […]

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Long Pass Game

Use this session to train your players to hit a team-mate with pinpoint accuracy. Why use it Good long passing from side to side or to an advancing player is important to the development of young players. Having the ability to see when a good long pass can open up one side of the pitch […]

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fast feet part1

Fast Feet

This skillful passing workout will help your players to develop fast feet capable of accurate and effective one-touch passing that helps with possession sessions as teams work on keeping the ball. Why use it This session forces players to move and communicate when combining with each other. It helps players to look ahead and read the pass […]

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dynamic passers part 1

Dynamic Passers

The passing in this session relates directly to all movement patterns in a game – your players need to get used to combination play and creative imaginative play they can use on match days to create goal scoring chances in the final third. Why use it This is a great session for getting players to use match-like patterns for […]

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Centre Circle Game

Help! My U9 players can’t find space

“I am coaching a boys U9 recreational team. The whole team is great and very willing to try any drill I ask of them. My problem is trying to teach them not to “Bumblebee” to the ball. I have figured out that the problem is mental with them. The boys feel as if they are […]

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Technique in Tight Spaces

Technique in Tight Spaces

Watch the touch and ability to use all parts of the feet in tight spaces on the pitch from creative players like Eden Hazard and get your players to develop their creative side. Why use it This is a very good technical practice for players of all ability to hone their technique when receiving and […]

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15 Minute Pass and Rotation

15 Minute Pass and Rotation

By Noel Mitchell, Northern Ireland Under 17s Girls Coach and Elite Soccer contributor This is a warm-up session in the form of a match-related drill. Flexibility is key in this practice, from building up play from out wide to encouraging players to come inside and play narrow. The drill uses a combination of short, lofted […]

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Off the Line Tactic

Off the Line Tactic

Off the line describes a wide player who moves from a wide area into central areas to receive the ball. The term refers to his movement off the touchline. A player can move into space from the wide areas to exploit a team that is blocking your wingers – needs good weight of pass and awareness […]

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Tight Targets

Whether your training area is tight or you just want to work on possession skills, this session is perfect to coach players how to move the ball around neatly in a small space. Why use it This is a tight game with pressing, movement, support, skills and accurate passing. It’s brilliant for possession and to […]

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The X Files Passing Session

Help! My players don’t pass the ball

Question: Hola David! I have a team who are really good at pressing but they just don’t pass the ball enough, they just want to score which is good sometimes but I need them to pass more. Can you give me some advice please? Answer: Hope you are having a great season with your team. […]

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