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.

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Passing to Beat the Defender

This game is to focus on passing to beat the defender. This 2v2 game works on passing and moving and finding open space between the two endline defenders to pass to the space behind the defenders.
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Check-in Passing Warm-up

This passing warm-up drill is a great soccer drill to help with timing and striking a ball while checking in to a pass.
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Winger Taking on Outside Fullback

This dribbling game focuses on winger players taking on the outside fullbacks in the offensive third of the field.
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Circle Keep-Away Passing Game

This is a fun passing game for younger players that allows them to focus on the passing game while playing keep away.

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Indoor Shooting Drill

This is a great indoor soccer shooting drill to use while practising indoors. This indoor soccer shooting drill also touches on dribbling, passing, using the walls, and finally shooting on goal.
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Indoor Dribbling and Passing Drill

This indoor soccer drill is great for warm-up to your indoor soccer practice. This focuses on dribbling and passing warm-up indoors.
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Trapping and Controlling the Ball with Back to Goal

This soccer receiving drill will focus on chest, thigh, and fast traps and control. This teaches players to turn, shield, or play the way they are facing when their back is to goal.
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Trapping and Controlling the ball Facing Defender

The object of this soccer drill is to work on trapping and control with the foot, thigh, and chest while facing an opponent.
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Trapping with Passive Opposition

This soccer trapping drill focus on trapping and control with the addition of a passive defender. The defender causes the receiving player to be more aware of their surroundings.
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World Cup Soccer Drill

The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.
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