Soccer coaching session to get players passing and communicating

Learning to communicate with your team mates, so each player knows what the other is doing, is an invaluable soccer skill. A lot of mistakes in youth soccer occur because of poor communication when passing the ball. The following soccer coaching session will help your team develop.

This soccer coaching drill session is designed to get your players passing the ball in a numbered sequence, then they have to communicate what they want to happen after the pass.

coaching session to get players communicating what they want to happen after they pass

Set up a grid approx 30 x 30 yards, and use six players at a time. Number the players one to six.

Session 1: Tell your players to pass the ball in number sequence i.e. player 1 passes to player 2 who passes to player 3, etc.

Session 2: Now the players have three choices

  1. Pass to the central player and call "turn," then swap places with the central player, who turns and passes to the queue opposite. The central player joins the queue where the player came from.

  2. Pass to one of the wide coaches and call "overlap," receive the ball then go to the back of the opposite queue.

  3. Pass to one of the wide coaches and call "one-two". Upon completion of the move, the player dribbles out to the opposite side.
Drill development

For session 1, add an extra ball to see if your players can keep their concentration.

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