Passing Warm-up Drill
This is a passing warm-up drill that is a great start to every practice and before a game. Players will get a lot of touches on the ball and can focus on receiving and passing while getting in a good warm-up.
Passing Warm-up Drill
This is a passing warm-up drill that is a great start to every practice and before a game.
- Split the team into groups of two players with one ball per group.
- Set cones up creating a 5-yard passing lane about 10 yards apart.
- Set a different color cone about 5-yards from the passing lane creating a triangle.
- Players position themselves between the passing lane across from their partner.
In this warmup drill, run through a few of these variations for 3-4 minutes each.
- Players start with two-touch passes to one another. Players should be on the balls of their feet and moving.
- Players play in two-touches, but this time, immediately after making a pass, the passer alternates moving around the cones to their right and left.
- Players play in two-touches; immediately after making a pass, the passer touches their chest to the ground and quickly returns to their feet to receive the next pass.
- Players play in two-touches; immediately after making a pass, the passer turns and runs around the cone behind them and check-in to the middle of the cones to receive the next pass.
- Players play in two-touches; immediately after making a pass, the passer touches their butts to the ground and quickly returns to their feet to receive the next pass.
- Players play in two-touches; immediately after making a pass, the passer moves backward to the cone and checks-in to the middle of the cones to receive the next pass.
- Players play in one-touch passes.
- Be creative and add other activities to mix things up.
Drill Coaching Points
- Quality first touches, keeping the ball in front of the players.
- Communication between the two players.
- Good pace on the pass
- Good accuracy of the pass
- 7 - U7, Under 7, 7 and Under
- 8 - U8, Under 8, 8 and Under
- 9 - U9, Under 9, 9 and Under
- 10 - U10, Under 10, 10 and Under
- 11 - U11, Under 11, 11 and Under
- 12 - U12, Under 12, 12 and Under
- 13 - U13, Under 13, 13 and Under
- 14 - U14, Under 14, 14 and Under
- 15 - U15, Under 15, 15 and Under
- 16 - U16, Under 16, 16 and Under
- 17 + - U17, U18, U19, U20, and Older
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