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Passing exercises should be simple

DavidClarkeOne of the things that I am always telling coaches is to keep passing exercises simple.

Young players will learn far more from simple passing using the correct technique, than complicated drills that confuse them.

I was coaching U9s with two simple passing moves and when they played the match afterwards they were making some great moves, all the way up the pitch. I was pleased at their progress and some of the parents commented on how well they were passing. One of them said they hadn’t realised how direct quick passing could be.

They were just playing a practice game gearing up for the start of the season but were keen to score goals. Simple passing sequences give players confidence in their own ability making it more likely they will do it under pressure in matches.

Watch this session showing simple exercises for passing training.

 Soccer Skills and Drills


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That’s an excellent drill for my U10 girls. Have you any more like that will improve first touch and passing?

Comment by Steve W

Great drill. Keep them coming. I’m looking forward to seeing more soccer specific drills.

Comment by Rob Taylor

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