Wall pass soccer drill

One of the simplest and most effective passing movements is the wall pass. You give the pass, run past the player, then receive it. Get your players trying this skill all over the pitch and they will not only enjoy the drill but realise how successful simple passing can be.

The way this drill works is to exploit the space behind the defending player. It is important to practise the timing of the return pass so the ball is passed quickly. Acceleration after the first pass is made is also important so the defender has less time to recover.

Soccer drill to get players practising a wall pass

Drill set up

  • Inside a 20 x 20 yard area, the drill begins with player 1 running with the ball towards the first cone.

  • Just before reaching the cone, a pass is played to player 2.

  • Player 1 now runs behind the cone to receive the return pass.

  • Player 2 now jogs to the back of the first line as Player 1 plays a long pass forward to player 3 and waits to replace player 4 when the sequence returns in the opposite direction.

The players continue to rotate in this way, experiencing all positions in the drill. The ball is always played on the ground.

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