23 Fun Soccer Passing Drills

Soccer Passing Drills

Check out these 21 fun 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 21 soccer passing drills you can use in your next coaching session. These are all suitable for kids but they can also be easily adapted to play with older players. Each drill comes with a free PDF so you can easily take the instructions with you to practice.

Soccer Drill - Hornet's Nest

Hornet’s Nest

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…
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Soccer Passing Drill

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…
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Triangle Gate Soccer Drill

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…
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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.
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Soccer Passing Drill

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.
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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.
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Small Sided Soccer Game

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.
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