Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations Part II

This soccer passing drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This passing combination drill encourages good movement off the ball.

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Soccer 1-2 Combination Play Soccer Drill


  1. Create a grid that is approximately 20 X 25 yards.
  2. Set one player on three of the corner cones (B, C, and D).
  3. The remaining players create a small line on the 4th cone (A).
  4. The player at the beginning of the line starts with the ball.
  5. Start with one ball in the beginning. 


  1. Player A playing a long ball into Player B and follows his pass.
  2. Player B lays the ball off back to player A and player B sprints around his cone towards player C.
  3. Player A plays a ball to player C who plays the ball into the run of player B and C sprints around the cone.
  4. Player B plays a long ball to player D, player D plays a ball into the run of player C, and the movement continues.

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  • Add a second ball. Start with a ball at two opposite corners of the grid (A and C).
  • Change the direction of the play.

Coaching Points

  • Focus on accurate passing with good pace on the ball.
  • Focus on good communication among players.
  • Focus on good movement before and after the pass.

Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls

Drill Target Ages

  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under
  • U13, U-13, Under 13, 13 and Under
  • U14, U-14, Under 14, 14 and Under
  • U15, U-15, Under 15, 15 and Under
  • U16, U-16, Under 16, 16 and Under
  • U17 and Older

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Soccer Drill Titled: Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations Part II
Tagged: Soccer 1-2 Combination Play Soccer Drill
Published by: Chris Johnson
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