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Passing

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.

One team possession - one team score - part 1

One Team Possession – One Team Score

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Two teams of four players Four mini target goals, one on each side of the pitch Rules One team attempts to keep possession. One team attempts to win the ball and score a goal. There are a number of... MORE

Free your team mate - part 1

Free Your Team Mate

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Mark out a circle of about 25 yards diameter using cones or markers Two teams of four players No goals Each team has one player on the pitch and three players on the outside Rules To start, pass a ball into the pitch. The two players compete for possession. The player who wins... MORE

Half field possession - part 1

Set up

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 30 x 20 yards (minimum) up to 40 x 25 yards (maximum) Two teams of four players Divide the pitch into two halves No goals Rules To start, pass a ball into one of the teams, and call for a player from the other team to go into that half and... MORE

Through pass game - part 1

Through Pass Game

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Set up Pitch size: 40 x 30 yards, split into two halves Two teams of four players Six mini goals (three at each end of the pitch) No keepers Rules Each team starts in their own half. Pass the ball to one of the teams. Immediately an opponent races into the area to pressure the... MORE

Pass and run - part 1

Pass and run

in Passing, Small Sided Games

Pass and run develops your midfielders to play forward passes into the centre forward and then make runs to support. The game develops the movement of the centre forward and their ability to hold the ball and bring team mates into the game. MORE

Targets v wingers - part 1

Targets v wingers

in Passing, Small Sided Games

The targets v wingers game brings the previous two games together. Here, one team makes forward passes and tries to run forward to receive set backs, while the second team attempts to switch the play from one wing to the other in order to create crossing and 2v1 situations. MORE

Target man - part 1

Target man

in Passing, Small Sided Games

The target man game is designed to improve your squad’s ability at playing forward passes into the team’s strikers. Once a forward pass is made, players make forward runs to support the strikers and receive a return pass. MORE

Wide man - part 1

Wide man

in Passing, Small Sided Games

The wide man game encourages your players to switch the ball from one side of the pitch to the other to create crossing situations and more chances to attack 2v1 against an opposing defender. MORE

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