Soccer Passing Drills and Skills

Soccer passing drills are another vital piece to the game of soccer. Passing helps quickly advance the ball in an attempt to off-balance the defense. Since the speed of the ball is much quicker than a dribble, passing becomes a critical piece of soccer as the kids advance in age and skill level. There are many different types of passes, such as the push pass, chip pass, outside of the foot pass, and instep pass.

Purpose of Soccer Passing Drills and Skills

  • To switch the point of attack to quickly off-balance the defense.
  • To reduce pressure.
  • To create time and space.
  • To maintain possession.

Soccer Passing Drills and Skills Coaching Points

  • Become efficient passing with both feet.
  • Body is balanced and body is over the ball.
  • Arms are away from body to assist in balance.
  • Proper weight of the pass.
  • Good Timing of the pass.
  • Use the appropriate surface when striking the ball (inside, outside, or top of foot).
  • Look at the target before making the pass.
  • Eye on the ball during contact.
  • Good first touch when controlling the ball
  • For a push pass, pull the toe up and lock your ankle before passing.
  • Follow through towards your target.

Browse the Latest Soccer Passing Drills and Skills

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Hot-Box Passing and Receiving Drill

The hot-box passing and receiving soccer drill focuses on small group and individual passing and receiving skills. 

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Shooting Agility Drill

This soccer shooting drill focuses on agility and check-runs after the pass.

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Inside of the Foot Passing Warm-up

This passing warm-up drill will focus on accuracy when passing with the inside of the foot. 

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6 vs 4 Team Training Numbers

This 6 vs 4 team training drill focuses on team movement, communication, and passing. This is a great session to end on after an intense passing practice.

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7v7 Scrimmage

A 7v7 scrimmage is a great way to end most of your training sessions. The 7 vs 7 allows players to focus on team tactics in realistic training situations and respond to problems presented in the full-sided game. 

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Shooting Agility Drill

This soccer shooting drill will focus on passing combination along with agility. This drill is an excellent pre-game warmup for passing and shooting.
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1v1 Diamond Shooting Drill

This 1v1 drill focuses on a passing combination with movement off the ball and finishes with a one vs. one to goal. If players miss they become the keeper and the game continues. Players love the fun, competitive twist of being able to make a player become a goalkeeper.
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Alien Tag Soccer Game

This is a fun game for 2 through 4-year-olds. This will focus on agility, vision, and awareness, but best of all, it's fun.
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Center Mid Passing Combination 2

This combination passing drill focuses on center mid play and playing diagonal balls in the direction they are facing.
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Center Mid Passing Combination 1

This is a great combination passing drill that will help focus on combination play and playing diagonal balls.
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