Passing down the field is a simple warm-up drill where players pass back and forth to get their touch sharp on the ball before a training session or game.

Set Up

This exercise is extremely simple and requires almost no set up. Players just need a partner and a ball. A coach can also set up a field or defined area so that there is a clear start line and end line.

How It Works

Once the players have a partner and a ball they begin passing back and forth, working their way down to the other side of the field. Other variations of this exercise can include using different parts of the feet, or having one partner act as a tosser while the other works on headers or volleys. 

Coaching Points

A simple exercise like this provides players a chance to work on proper fundamentals. When working with younger players it’s nice to emphasize passing and trapping with the inside of the foot so that they develop good habbits. In addition, players should practice using both feet.

This exercise functions well as a warm-up drill to get players moving and focused at the beginning of a training session. 

Full Team Down & Back Warm-Up

This is a simple dynamic warm-up arrangement where everyone on the team goes down and back at once.

Bayern Relay Race

Bayern Munich likes to do a variety of relay exercises in training for players to keep technical skills sharp. Heres a common one used by the German giants.

Liverpool 3v2 Drill

The Liverpool 3v2 drill is an excellent exercise for players to work on finishing as well as attacking with a numerical advantage towards goal.

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