This soccer passing drill is a great way to warm up and develop close ball control.
Before training, set up small grids across from each other. The grids should be roughly 3X3 metres and about 6-8 metres apart.
The distance between the grids can be adjusted according to age and skill level.
To start the passing drill, one player passes the ball along the ground and into the receivers grid.
The receiver has one touch to stop the ball inside of the grid.
The receiver (player 2) then passes the dead ball back into the 1st player’s grid.
Player 1 has only one touch to control the ball.
If the passer misses the grid, it’s a point to the receiver.
If the receiver fails to control the ball within the grid, then it’s a point to the passer.
If both the pass and control are within the grids, no points are awarded and the drill continues.
The receiver is not required to stand within the grid at all times (players should always be moving around) but control must take place within the grid.
This passing drill is an easy game that young players enjoy because of the competition.
Always remember to praise EFFORT and to keep the passes sharp and quick.
The receiving players must concentrate on quick feet and controlling the ball with one touch.
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