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Organisation

Cones are used to mark players's positions. Three players are identified with different colors in the middle. Players in positions A and B are the servers and they stay in postition. Two players (C+C) in the same color as the servers are placed between the cones as shown.Players change positions and roles periodically. The distances of the cones have to be adequate to the given age-group.

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Set Up

One of the server players (A) makes a one-two pass with all players. On the other

One of the server players (A) makes a one-two pass with all players. On the other side Player B and both Players C perform one touch passes in a triangle. When Player A performs a long pass between the middle players to the other sided server (B) and calls a color while the ball is moving to the other side.

Players inside turn and move towards the other sided server. After the long pass Player B

Players inside turn and move towards the other sided server. After the long pass Player B plays the ball to Player C who dribbles to the other side and makes a wall pass with his partner (other C) to play our the player running towards them.

Players inside turn and move towards the other sided server. After the long pass Player B

The command of Player A determines which inside player gets the ball from the server

(B) at first. Then server (B) has to play all the other inside players. The two player C's perform one touch passes with Player A until Player B passes the ball back to player A and calls a color. Inside players turn into the direction of player A and move towards the server. Progression is the same.

Coaching Points

Heads up from the ball

Vision - Open body position to be able to monitor the other side

Univocal commands by the servers

Orientation while ball is moving

Awareness

Quality of passes

Quick feet movements

Take care of extra balls

Set Up

Number of players: 7

Time: 10 - 20 min

Equipment

Small Cones: 8

Organisation

This exercise can be played with different numbers of players from 12 to 20. An adequate sized circle is marked to draw the playing field for the outside players as shown. The number of inside players is approximately 20% of all of the players. In this case 4 inside players are placed into the middle of the circle, each of them with a ball.

Players change their positions and roles continuously.

Description

In this passing progression there are three different variations.

Players have to keep their concentration high all along the exercise. Changes and roles are determined in every variation.

Set Up Exercise 1: A wall pass (5-6) against a passive defender is performed after a

Set Up

Set Up Exercise 1: A wall pass (5-6) against a passive defender is performed after a

Exercise 1: A wall pass (5-6) against a passive defender is performed after a quick combination.

Exercise 2: A wall pass is performed (4-5) against a passive defender after playing the ball

Exercise 2: A wall pass is performed (4-5) against a passive defender after playing the ball (3) width.

Exercise 3: Lateral change of positions while playing with deep passes. Coaching Points  Heads up

Exercise 3: Lateral change of positions while playing with deep passes.

Coaching Points

Heads up from the ball before passing is vital

Clear and accurate demonstration of the combinations

Orientation and decision making

Verbal and non-verbal communication

Keep the ball on the ground

Use both feet to pass and receive the ball

Creating correct supporting angles

Weight and angles of passes are vital

Stop the exercise and correct mistakes when needed

Do not stop the ball, keep the ball moving

Organisation

Three players are involved in this soccer passing drill. Each group of three works to one direction and after reaching the end of the playing area they turn and perform the exercise to the other direction.

Description

Players execute the following combinations with a periodic and controlled rotation as shown. The key point of this session is that the players pass the ball inside to the empty space in front of the running player. After receiving the ball he goes out from the space immediately. An improved level of concentration and well timed cooperation are needed from the players to perform these combinations.

Set Up

Set Up

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Coaching Points

Exercise

Heads up from the ball before passing is vital

Clear and accurate demonstration of the combinations

Timing and correct pace of passes, runs and supporting movements

Receiving with a moderate intensity run

Do not force the speed of the execution

The supporting movements must be harmonized with the position of the ball

Read the body language of the team-mates

Verbal and non-verbal communication

Restart the soccer passing drill calmly when ball is out

Organisation

Players work in a group of four. Four cones are placed to mark the positions and one pole is placed in the middle as shown. Three players outside change positions continuously and the one in the middle is replaced periodically. Outside players have to move to the empty space after the passing.

The soccer drill is played with two balls.

Description

The objective of this exercise is to play the ball diagonally with receiving the ball or with a one-two pass by opening the deep passing channel. One of the outside players' (C) begins this session with a pass to the middle. Player in the middle receives or knocks the ball in angle to create a turning or deep passing opportunity and the ball could be played to the other side.

Players work in a group of four. Four cones are placed to mark the positions and

Set Up

Variation 1: Player D receives the first pass (1) from Player A with a determined technique,

Variation 1: Player D receives the first pass (1) from Player A with a determined technique, turns off (2) the pole and delivers a sharp pass (3) to the other sided Player A. After his pass (1) Player C runs to the empty space (2). After the pass (3) to Player A, Player D approaches to Player B who makes a pass (4) inside. Player D turns again (5) and passes (6) to the other direction to Player A.

Variation 2: Players change side with a one-two pass by opening the deep passing channel. Coaching

Variation 2: Players change side with a one-two pass by opening the deep passing channel.

Coaching Points

Heads up from the ball

Keep moving all the exercise

Creating correct passing angles

Receiving with different techniques

Raise the intensity gradually and find the correct rhythm

Use both feet to pass and receive the ball

Keep the ball on the ground

Perform the soccer exercise and all variations to both directionspassing

Take care of extra balls

Set Up

Number of players: 4

Time: 10 - 15 min

Equipment

Small Cones: 4

Sticks: 1

Organisation

Cones are used to mark players's positions. Three players are identified with different colors in the middle. Players in positions A and B are the servers. Players change positions and roles. The distances of the cones have to be adequate to the given age- group.

Description

One of the server players (A) makes a one-two pass with all players in the middle and performs a long pass between them to the other sided server (B) and calls a color while the ball is moving to the other side. Players inside turn and move towards the other sided server. This command determines which inside player the server (B) has to pass the ball to first. Then server (B) has to play all the other inside players. Finally he passes the ball back to player A and calls a color. Inside players turn into the direction of player A and move towards the server. Progression is the same.

Set up

Pass on the ground

Pass on the ground

Lofted pass is performed and server has to try to pass it to the called inside player by the first touch.

Inside players change their positions across as shown.

Lofted pass is performed and server has to try to pass it to the called inside player by the first touch.

Coaching Points

Heads up from the ball

Use both feet to pass the ball

Univocal commands by the servers

Quick feet movements

Awareness

Orientation while ball is moving

Quality of passes

Take care of extra balls

Set Up

Number of players: 5

Time: 10 - 20 min

Equipment

Small Cones: 8

Vests: 3

Balls: 1

Organisation

Cones are arranged as shown. Players work with one ball and they change position continuously.

Description

This soccer drill is executed by one-touch combinations. Technique of inside pass with locked ankle is basic requirement of this drill. Players need to pay attention to the pace of passes and quick feet movements. After a sharp pass players need to lay the ball softer to continue one touch passes.

Soccer Passing Drill Set Up

Variation 1

Coaching Points

Variation 2

Accuracy and weight of passes are vital

Timing and correct angles of passes and movements

Quick feet to react to close passes

Use both feet to perform passes

Lock the ankle

Fast quick feet movements without the ball

Keep the ball on the ground

Heads up from the ball

Take care of extra balls

Set Up

Number of players: 5

Time: 10 - 15 min

Equipment

Small Cones: 6

Balls: 1

Organisation

Create a 15x15 meters square with cones and a smaller one with sticks as shown. Besides place 4 sticks in the middle of the area. Starting position is 'A', so put more players there. One player should stand at the other cones and between the 4 sticks in the middle without the ball. Players change their positions continuously. Progression should be performed to both directions.

Soccer Passing Drill Set Up

The soccer passing drill starts by player 'A' makes a wall pass (1-2) with the approaching 'C' then performs a sharp pass (3) to 'B'. Meanwhile 'C' passes round the stick and moves toward 'B'. 'B' lays the ball back in angle (4) and turns around his cone to get the ball back (5) from 'A'. 'C' steps for the ball in the right rhythm because he must receive 'B's ball (6) in front of the stick to spin (7) to the other direction. After rolling with the ball 'C' towards it (8) to 'D' and performs a one-two (9-10) with him. 'D' plays the ball (11) to 'E' who lays the ball back in angle (12) and turns around his cone to get the ball back (13) from 'D'. During these combinations 'B' take his position in the middle of the area then moves toward 'E' to ask for the ball.

'E' passes the ball (14) to 'B' and jogs to the starting position. 'B' receives it in front of the stick to spin (15) to the other direction. After rolling with the ball 'B' towards it (16) to 'F' and the soccer passing drill continues the same way.

Coaching Points

Use different techniques to receive the ball: inside of the foot, outside of the foot

behind the heel, etc. Timing and correct angles of passes and runs

Cooperation between players

Accuracy and weight of passes are vital

Movements must be harmonized to the position of the ball

Heads up before passing

Use both feet to pass

Keep the ball on the ground

Restart the soccer drill calmly after a mistake

Take care of extra balls

Set Up

Number of players: 6 - 7

Time: 10 min

Equipment

Small Cones: 4

Balls: 1

Sticks: 8

Organisation

This soccer passing drill is performed with one ball.

Players change their positions continuously in alphabetical order.

Description

Players perform different combinations. This soccer passing exercise contains two variations. The emphasis is laid on receiving skills in different environment. The player in the middle receives the ball by stepping out from the sticks.

Set Up

Variation 1: Player B plays (9) the ball to space to Player C.

Variation 1:

Variation 2: Player C receives the ball and steps out from between the sticks. The direction of his receiving can be varied in different angles.

Coaching Points

Accuracy and weight of passes are vital

Receiving the balls in correct angle and lenght

Players should use both feet to pass the ball

Heads up from the ball before passing and receiving

Harmonization of passes and movements

Keep the ball on the ground

Change pace with and without the ball

Awareness

Stop the passing exercise and correct mistakes when needed

When ball is out restart the play calmly

Set Up

Number of players: 7 - 9

Time: 10 - 25 min

Equipment

Small Cones: 6

Sticks: 10

Organisation

Sticks or mannequins are used to create passing channels and make the soccer passing drill match-like. Players change their positions continuously in alphabetical order by following their passes. The soccer drill must be performed to both directions.

Distances of the positions and sticks-mannequins must be adequate to the age-group. Technical and tactical skills must be also considered when you size the soccer passing exercise.

Description

In this soccer passing drill the emphasis on the cooperation in wallpassing situations. How to pass and move to perform the one-two pass correctly. Supporting movements without ball is very important.

Two variations can be seen.

Set Up

Variation 1: Wall passes are performed between the sticks and a long pass in space (16) to Player E.

Variation 2: Wall passes are performed between the sticks as shown. After the wall pass has been performed between Player C and D (12-13-14) Player D dribbles and makes a long pass (16) to space to the two stick. Player E accelerates and wallpasses (17-18) with the approaching Player B between the sticks. In position A the next player must restart the soccer passing drill in the correct time so that the Player could be able to turn after the 18th pass to come and make the wall passes with the following Player B in the middle.

Coaching Points

Accuracy of passing is imperative

Help players' orientation with communication in the early stage

Players should use both feet to pass the ball

Correct timing and angles of supporting movements without the ball

Forward thinking

Changing pace with and without the ball

Heads up from the ball before passing

Try to find the best harmony and rhythm of the cooperation

Stop the exercise and correct mistakes when needed

When ball is out restart the play calmly

Set Up

Number of players: 6 - 8

Time: 10 - 20 min

Equipment

Balls: 5

Sticks: 11 - 13

Organisation

8 players are involved in this soccer passing drill. Cones are used to mark the players' positions and sticks or mannequins are played to draw passing channels. Sticks or mannequins can be placed in a various way. Distances must be considered and created according to the age-group and the players' techniqual skills.

Players change their positions continuously following their passes.

Description

This soccer passing drill contains two variations.

Variation 1:

Long penetrating passes and runs are prepared with two wall passes.

Variation 2:

Short passes and wall passes are prepared with a wall pass and a step in with ball.

Set Up

Variation 1

Coaching Points

Variation 2

Accuracy and weight of passes are vital

Help players' orientation with communication in the early stage

Players should use both feet to pass the ball

Correct timing and angles of supporting movements without the ball

Harmonization of passes and movements

Heads up from the ball while passing and creating passing channels

Keep the ball on the ground

Try to find the best harmony and rhythm of the cooperation

Stop the exercise and correct mistakes when needed

Set Up

Number of players: 7 - 8

Time: 10 - 20 min

Equipment

Small Cones: 8

Sticks: 15

Mannequins: 15

Organisation

Players and equipment are arranged as shown. Distances of the players' position and the mannequins must be counted and planned according to the age-group and players technical skills. Sticks or mannequins are placed to draw the passing channels and stimulate the defenders' positions. Players change their positions continuously. This soccer passing drill is performed with one ball. Changes are the followings: A to B, B to C, C to other sided A.

Description

This soccer passing exercise requires a good quaility of passing technique and the high level of cognitive abilities. The combinations of this soccer drill can be performed by raising the intensity gradually.

Set Up

This variation focuses on innervating the movements in deep after performing a wide pass (4). After the deep run the player has to support and create 2v1 situatins with the player with ball, by performing a wall pass (7-8).

In this variation players practise the same but they perform one more combinations after the deep run.

Coaching Points

Raise the intesity gradually

Help players' orientation with communication in the early stage

Communications and awareness

Keep the ball on the ground

Correct body position and orientation

Heads up from the ball while passing and creating passing channels

Use both feet and all surface to pass the ball

Try to find the best harmony and rhythm of the cooperation

Set Up

Number of players: 5 - 6

Time: 15 - 25 min

Intensity: 50-90 %

Equipment

Small Cones: 3 - 4

Sticks: 9

Organisation

Equipment and players are arranged as shown. Players change their positions continuously after their passes and take the place of the player who they have passed to. Perform the soccer passing exercise to both directions.

Description

This soccer passing drill offers several variations of combinations to innervate the continuous movements and changes of players. After performing the variations encourage players to play the free chosen combinations as they want.

Set Up

Foundation of Fluid Playing Style 1: This progression focuses on harmonization of receiving the ball and opening the deep passing channels by the receiving and dribbling.

Progression begins from P1. P3 approaches to ask for the ball and turns out performing a deep run into space. Players ask the ball approaching from P2 and P5 lays the ball back to P1 and P4 so they are able to pass it into deep in an open passing channel between the sticks or mannequins. When P1 and P4 are not able to pass the ball directly after the lay back, they have to receive or dribble the ball to search the open passing channel and pass the ball with the best pace to front of P3 or P6.

In P3 and P6 positions the movements are the same. These players have to try to find the best rhythm of run to receive the ball in an open passing channel. P1 and P2 - P4 and P5 cooperate in the same way as well but the lay back of the ball is performed behind the movements of the approaching players as shown. P2 and P5 come closer to ask for the first deep pass (2, 8) and run towards to open the passing channels.

P3 and P6 approach, ask for the ball and prepare their overlapping movements with a combination with P1 and P4. After that the soccer passing exercise continues in the same way with the combination of the former variation.

Preparing and deep passing after a lay down of the incoming players.

Coaching Points

Cooperation between players, performing correct supporting movements without

the ball Heads up from the ball

Players should use both feet to pass and dribble

Raise the intensity gradually

Open passing channels

Forward thinking is essential

Read the body language of the team-mates

Verbal and non-verbal communication

Vary the combination play between the sticks or mannequins

Stop the soccer passing exercise and correct mistakes when needed

Set Up

Number of players: 7 - 9

Time: 10 - 20 min

Intensity: 50-80 %

Equipment

Small Cones: 8

Balls: 1

Sticks: 4