Soccer Ball Smash

Soccer Ball Smash Soccer Passing Drill

Published 1/10/2008 11:16:45 PM
Author: Chris Johnson
Soccer Ball Smash

Drill Objective:

The Soccer Ball Smash soccer passing drill will focus on the player who is just learning to pass, as this drill will focus on passing accuracy.

Drill Setup:

  1. Create a large grid approximately 40X50 yards.
  2. Pair up each of the players and make sure each player has a ball.
  3. The two partners should stand near to each other inside the grid but spread away from other groups of players when starting this drill.

Drill Instructions:

  1. Instruct player 1 to pass his ball forward.
  2. After Player 1's ball stops moving, player 2 then passes their ball at player 1's ball in an attempt to hit player 1's ball.
  3. If player 2 misses, then player 1 tries to hit player 2's ball from where it landed previously.
  4. Each time a player hits their opponents ball, they collect a point.
  5. The first player to 5 wins that match.

Drill Coaching Points:

  • Make sure the players are striking the ball with the right surface of the foot.
  • Make sure the weight of the pass is good
  • Watch the plant foot to make sure it is pointing to its target.

Drill Variations

  • Alternate the groups and repeat.
  • Limit players to passing with certain parts of the foot: inside, outside, instep

Titled: Soccer Ball Smash
Tagged: Soccer Ball Smash Soccer Passing Drill

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