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Passing Drills

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.

Keep Away To Wide Players

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.

4v2 Transitional Rondo

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.

Numbered Passing

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

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.

3 Team Possession Drill

The three team possession drill is a fun and competitive rondo variation played with three teams.

Find The Killer Pass

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.

4v2 Rondo With Dribble Retake

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.

Jürgen Klopp Pressing Warm-Up

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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