Soccer Skills:

Passing a Soccer Ball

Passing a soccer ball is one of the core skills a youth soccer player must have in his tool kit. And, it is second in focus only behind dribbling. Passing involves two distinct actions: kicking a ball with proper technique to ensure pace and direction are on point and receiving, or trapping, is the second aspect of passing. Trapping a ball includes controlling the ball with your first touch and immediately moving into space to take the next action in the match. To improve your soccer passing drills, activities should involve both aspects to maximize the effectiveness. The most revered coaches of the game also explain that shooting a soccer ball is nothing more than passing the ball to the back of the net. We couldn’t agree! Since passing doesn’t create the same type of anxiety in a player that shooting a ball does, players will be more comfortable with the notion they are simply passing a ball…albeit an important pass!

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Multiple Goal Chaos

Goal Chaos is a high-energy game that can be used to conclude a training session. Depending on coaching emphasis, passing, receiving, 1v1 dribbling and man defending can all be the focus of this session.

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Island to Island

Island to Island is a competitive game that allows your players to work on their touch as well as serving the ball with accuracy.  Serve the ball to your teammate on a different island and keep it on the island to earn points!

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Rossi’s Challenge

Rossi's Challenge is a fun finishing drill that I grew up playing with my club team Leeds United.  The game was named after our coach Gary Ross.   Combine your first power shot and place your second shot in the back to the net to challenge the opposing team!

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Awkward Silence

Awkward Silence is a drill designed to demonstrate the importance of communication on the field.  By combining the "Silence" game with the game of Soccer you as a coach can finally have peace and quiet...momentarily.

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Shooting Gallery

Passing and shooting are inherently similar; a shot is simply a pass to the goal. The Shooting Gallery begins players thinking about passing and shooting at a target. The competitive nature of the game makes it a game kids love.

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