Soccer Drill Demonstration


Set up a rectangle, 15x10m, with a player on each corner plus two defending players inside the grid with bibs on.

The outside players must try to stretch the two defenders in order to make space for the diagonal pass. In order to do this they can pass laterally and use dummy passes to send the defenders.

Players keep count of how many diagonal passes they have completed.

Coaching points

To begin with the defending players are entirely passive, giving the passer a visual clue of where pressure will come from.

Later the defenders become semi-active, for example intercept the ball or apply pressure once the ball is received before becoming fully active all over the drill.

Players should rotate regularly - with the player who lost the ball swapping with the defender who made the interception.

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Drill tags: passing, through ball

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