Soccer Passing Drill: Inside Of The Foot Passing/Trapping

Soccer Passing Drills

A very basic, yet effective passing and trapping drill is pictured below.  The great thing about passing is that someone has to receive so you can kill two birds with one stone.  I advocate this type of training to be done on your own with a wall or friend.  I do not advocate that coaches spend valuable time at practice executing such drills.

Warm-Up

Start with groups of two about 10 yards apart.  Set cones in the middle of the two players, no more than 3 yards apart from each other.  The player that starts will hit a simple pass with the inside of their foot through the cones to their partner.  The partner will touch the ball with the inside of their foot first time back through the cones to the other side and their partner will repeat. With youth soccer training, remember to keep the effort consistent, 100% every time.

Passing Between Cones

 

Coaching Points

  1. Inside of the foot passing
  2. One touch passing
  3. Stay on toes
  4. Play ball to proper foot of partner
  5. Work both feet
  6. First touch/ball control
  7. Communication

Progression #1

Start with groups of two about 10 yards apart.  Set cones in the middle of the two players, no more than 3 yards apart from each otherThe player that starts will hit a simple pass with the inside of their foot through the cones to their partner.  The partner will receive the ball with the inside of their foot with one touch, and play back through the cones to the other side with their next touch.

Coaching Points

  1. Inside of the foot passing
  2. Inside of the foot trapping
  3. Stay on toes
  4. Play ball to proper foot of partner
  5. Work both feet
  6. First touch/ball control
  7. Communication

Progression #2

Same set up as above. But now you dribble with the inside of the foot to the cones and then pass with the inside of the foot to your partner. The partner receives the ball on the inside of their foot and then does the same.

Coaching Points

  1. Inside of the foot passing
  2. Inside of the foot trapping
  3. Inside of the foot dribbling
  4. Head up when dribbling
  5. Stay on toes and ready to receive pass
  6. Play ball to proper foot of partner
  7. Work both feet
  8. First touch/ball control
  9. Communication

Variations

  1. Outside of the foot
  2. Sole of the foot

As you can see, this is a very basic drill that any age group can accomplish.  So often we look for super complicated drills and discount the simple ones:  The result being that our kids never even master simple fundamentals like inside of the foot passing, which is essential for youth soccer training.

Don’t forget to “Keep it Simple”,

Coach Randle

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