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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2v2 Quick Attacking Soccer Drill

This 2v2 soccer drill is a great game to work on quick attacking and defending skills. It is a very fast paced and dynamic soccer game that the kids will love.
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2v2+4 Passing, Possession, Combination

This 2v2+4 soccer drill will focus on passing, possession, and combination play. This is a great small-sided soccer game when you want to perfect composure of players in tight spaces.
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Passing Combination | 1-2 | Wall Pass | One-Two

This soccer passing and combination drill focuses on passing and receiving ground balls and performing a one-two (1-2) and a wall pass around the defender.
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Diamond Passing Combination

This soccer passing drill focuses on quick ball movement and combinations. Use this soccer combination drill to clean up first touch and tight passing, or spread it out and work on long passing.
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Triangle Goal Game

The Triangle Goal Soccer Game will focus on all aspects of the game such as passing, moving, and finishing. The players will have to work together as a team to quickly off-balance the defender and catch the goalkeeper off guard.
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Combination Shooting & Finishing Drill

This is a dynamic shooting and finishing soccer drill that will focus on the timing of the combination play, touching the ball with your back to the defender, and having a quick tight turn and finish with a shot on goal.
3.73 (147) 253,408 Views
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5 Pass Possession Game

This is a great passing drill that focuses on holding possession and completing a series of passes. This possession passing drill will work on awareness, speed of play, support, and movement to maintain possession.
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Combination Shooting Rotation Drill

This soccer shooting and finishing drill focuses on combination play and build-up before getting the shot off. It is a great shooting soccer drill to focus on burying the ball with a shot after a small combination play.
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4v2 Angle of Support

This 4v2 soccer game will help perfect early support, movement without the ball, and good angle and distance of support.
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3v1 Early Support

This soccer drill focuses on supporting the player with the ball including early support, moving without the ball, and good angle and distance of support.

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