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Passing is a fundamental skill that is extremely important for players to develop in order to be successful. Without sound passing abilities players will not be able to keep possession or strategically progress the ball down field to create goal scoring opportunties. Here are some important things to keep in mind to help players improve their passing abilities:
- Players should be able to read the game to understand where to pass the ball
- Players should use good passing technique to deliver the ball accurately
- In most cases, using the inside of the foot will lead to the most accurate passes
- Ensure players practice different types of passes and using both feet to handle all situations
On this page you will find various types of passing exercises from drills to practice basic technique to more advanced team drills for players to practice moving the ball in different situations.
The rondo pressure drill is a fun keep away variation with two teams competing against each other.
Spaced out rondo is a keep away variation to help players work on staying spread out, offensive shape, and finding good passing angles. Set Up Create a grid divided into six zones as pictured in the diagram. This drill is played as a 6v3 rondo 'keep away' exercise...
Two teams against one is an easy keep away competition where three teams take turns playing defence in the middle.
Keep away to wide players is a fun keep away style game where once a team completes a given number of passes they can play it out wide and attack.
This rondo variation is played with two teams. When one team loses the ball or maintains possession for a given amount of time, a new ball starts on the opposite side.
The numbered passing drill is a simple passing exercise that can be used as a warm-up or to help players work on passing and moving.
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.
The three team possession drill is a fun and competitive rondo variation played with three teams.
Find the killer pass is an excellent drill to teach players to move the ball as a team and execute penetrating passes into dangerous areas.
This simple drill helps you teach your players how to take up positions to maintain possession and to react and transition fast to dribble forward when winning the ball.
The Jürgen Klopp pressing warm-up is an excellent passing style warm-up that places an emphasis on defensive pressure and closing down the space quickly.
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