Fun And Effective Soccer Passing Drills
Check out these fun and effective soccer passing drills and games. Soccer is a team sport, and passing the ball to a teammate is often one of the best ways to beat an opponent. This is why coaches often spend so much time teaching how to pass the ball in soccer and why coaches need lots of different soccer passing drills to help players master this very important skill. Below, you’ll find many free soccer passing drills you can use in your coaching sessions.
Fun Soccer Passing Drills
Here are all of our soccer passing drills you can use in your next coaching session. These are all suitable for kids, but you can easily adapt these drills to play with older players. Each drill comes with a free PDF, so you can easily take the instructions with you to practice.
3v3 To Target Players
In this high-scoring possession game, players get to work on their passing and receiving skills as they look to score points by making a direct pass to their target player. 3v3 To Target Players | Passing Drill Set Up The…
You Pass, We Score | Passing Drill
In this thrilling small-sided game, one team works on passing and receiving under pressure while their opponents look to press as a unit and try to score. This passing drill is appropriate for players of all ages and levels. You…
6v3 Transition Game
In this fast-paced & continuous 6v3 game, players work on quick transitions, passing and receiving, and combining to score! 6v3 Transition Game Set Up The Drill Set up a 30×20-yard grid using small cones and mark out a halfway line…
7v7+1 | Attacking In Wide Areas
This highly enjoyable conditioned game works on attacking in wide areas and maintaining possession of the ball in order to create chances. 7v7+1 | Attacking In Wide Areas Set Up The Drill Set up a 40×50-yard grid using small cones….
In this fun rondo-style activity, players work on passing and possession whilst developing their spatial awareness. The game can also be used as a warm-up for switching the play and transition sessions with older players. Hornet’s Nest Drill Set Up…
3 Zone Switching The Play
In this small-sided game, players are rewarded additional points when they successfully switch the play before scoring a goal! Passing Drill – 3 Zone Switching The Play Set Up The Drill Set up a 40×50 yard field using small cones….
North South East West
In this fun and competitive passing drill, teams work in different directions within the same grid, scoring points by maintaining possession and playing it from one target player to another. Passing Drill – North South East West Set Up The…
Triangle Gate Game
This simple but competitive small-sided game is a great warm-up for any passing and possession session and can be enjoyed by players of all ages from 9 years and up. Triangle Gate Drill Set Up The Drill Mark off a 30…
Team Transition And Possession | Small Sided Game
This small-sided game is great for use in training sessions focusing on possession, transitioning, and passing. Players will compete in two teams and must quickly transition from attacking to defending and vice versa throughout the drill. This activity can also…
Pep Guardiola’s Favorite Rondo | 4v4+3
This soccer drill is one of Pep Guardiola’s favorite rondo drills. It’s a great passing and possession game and one that players love!
Team Lightning – Shooting Drill
An adaptation of the ever-popular Lightning Soccer Drill, Team lightning has the added benefit of developing passing and receiving skills and delivers multiple repetitions for all players in a short period of time. Give this fun and competitive shooting game…
Team Knockout | Warm-Up Drill
This competitive and fun warm-up game encompasses plenty of touches on the ball whilst encouraging the development of passing and receiving skills and dribbling and shielding. It is a fun and popular activity that you can use at the start…
Goals Goals Goals | 4v4 Game
In this fun 4v4 shooting game players get the opportunity to pass and receive, switch the play, play in goal and most importantly of all; shoot! By increasing the number of goals available for players to shoot at the coach gives more repetition and more chances of success for all their players.
First Touch Passing Square
In this unopposed passing and receiving warm-up, players work on their first touch and quality of pass. This activity has plenty of repetition as is a great activation activity for a session on switching the play.
Switching The Play | 4v2 Drill
In this fast-paced and competitive rondo game, players work on their short and long-range passing as well as their vision and awareness.
Unopposed Lofted And Driven Passing
Players have an opportunity to practice their lofted and driven passing techniques in this simple activation activity that children always enjoy!
Monkey In The Middle | 3v1 Drill
In this fun warm-up game, players get to work on their passing, receiving, and movement skills. Players will pass the ball and try and keep it away from the ‘Monkey In The Middle’.
Multi-Ball Passing And Receiving
In this dynamic passing warm-up drill, players get plenty of touches on the ball whilst practicing their passing and receiving skills as well as vision, awareness, and decision making.
World Cup Passing | Passing Drill
In this basic but fun passing drill, players get to go against their opponent in a series of 1v1 competitions and try to work their way up to the World Cup Final!
Rondo Competition | Passing Drill
In this twist on the classic 4v2 rondo, players work in teams to score points adding an extra edge to this highly functional warm-up activity.
3 Team Possession
This passing drill is a highly competitive possession game in which players get to work on their passing and receiving skills, speed of play, decision making, team shape, and movement off the ball.
Passing In Sequence
In this simple passing drill, players work on their passing and receiving skills as well as communication, vision, and awareness. This activity can also be used as a fun warm-up drill to practice passing.
Jackpot | Passing Drill
In this basic but fun passing drill, players get to race against their opponents and practice passing with accuracy in an effort to hit the ‘Jackpot!’
Pac Man | Warm-Up Drill For Kids
In this fun and energetic warm-up game for kids, players will practice dribbling, turning, and passing the ball as well as developing fundamental motor skills. Children absolutely love this drill and will want to play again and again.
The Four Goal Game | Small Sided Game
In this small-sided game drill, players will compete in small teams to score in one of four goals. Players will be encouraged to move into space and remain visible and open to support their teammates, and to focus on their team’s shape to create positive angles of support. This small-sided game is great for kids and teenagers, but can also be easily adapted for use with older players.
Pass And Receive | Passing Drill
In this fun passing drill, players will practice passing and receiving the ball and looking over their shoulders for a pass. This drill is great to use as a passing drill or as a warm-up drill.
Passing Through The Gate | Passing Drill
In this fun passing drill for kids, players will practice passing the ball through gates to their teammate to score points. After playing one time, this drill becomes more fun with the introduction of ‘gate defenders’ and ‘goalkeepers’ who try and block the players successfully passing the ball through the gate.
Starwars Game | Fun Passing Drill For Kids
teams as Jedi’s and Sith Lords while passing the ball and trying to eliminate their opponents.