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Short Range Passing – Football Coaching

On this page you can watch a football coaching video on short range passing: Access an animated 3D football coaching drill: Print out a chalkboard coaching session and a download a PDF, all designed to help coach the skill of short passing:

Please take the time to access this football coaching information on short passing and to watch the Tour Videos to fully appreciate what a membership to Grassrootscoaching.com offers.

Football Coaching  - Short Range Passing 

More passes shorter than 15 yards in length are made in a game of football than any other kind of pass. Therefore it stands to reason that this is an area of football coaching that should be focussed on in football coaching sessions. Players have to constantly have their heads up, to be aware of space, team mates and opposition players.

They will have to be alert, on their toes, be able to technically make short passes and to be able to make decisions on control and pass or first time passing. Football coaching sessions on short passing should encourage players to make the correct decisions under pressure and to be able to execute those decisions technically will really help the players improve.



Football Coaching  - Short Range Passing Tips

  • Football Coaching Tip 1 - Control the ball out of the feet
  • Football Coaching Tip 2 - Head up, to “picture the pass”
  • Football Coaching Tip 3 - Straight, slight angled approach
  • Football Coaching Tip 4 - Non – kicking foot alongside the ball, body shape compact and over the ball
  • Football Coaching Tip 5 -  Strike the ball with a firm side foot and through the middle – centre of the ball
  • Football Coaching Tip 6 - Kicking foot follows through to the target
  • Football Coaching Tip 7 - Decisions on accuracy, timing and weight of the pass
  • Football Coaching Tip 8 - Decision on first time pass or control and pass

Short Range Passing - Football Coaching Progressions

  • Football Coaching Progression 1 - Communication – verbal and with gestures from receiving player on where they want the pass to be played
  • Football Coaching Progression 2 –Receiving player to find a good angle and distance of support for the passer
  • Football Coaching Progression 2 – Passer, movement after the pass to find space and be a supporting player

Watch videos

Watch the video to understand and structure a football coaching session on improving short passing.

Football Coaching | Short Range Passing videos

See animated drill

This is a 3D animated football coaching session taken from the members' area of Passing and Support. The title is “3 v 1 breakout”

 Football Coaching | Short Range Passing,  animated drills


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