Soccer Coaching - Short Range Passing
Watch a video on soccer coaching to improve short range passing: See an interactive, 3D animated drill on soccer coaching for short range passing: There is also a printable coaches chalkboard session, all designed to assist a soccer coach with developing the soccer skills required for short range passing.
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Short Range Passing - Soccer Coaching
A very large percentage of passes in soccer are over a short distance, less than 20 yards in length. With younger players playing in small sided games and with fewer players, it is vitally important that soccer coaching sessions focus on the techniques and skills required to improve short range passing and receiving.
Soccer coaching sessions should be planned so that the players have lots of realistic, match like situations to develop these short range passing skills. The soccer coaching sessions should focus on encouraging players to be alert and on their toes. Be aware of where space is, where opposition players are and where team mates are. The requirements to pass accurately over a short distance need a great deal of practice on the correct techniques, to start with these soccer training sessions should unopposed, then gradually introduce opposition and pressure to test these techniques and skills under pressure. Soccer coaching sessions to improve short range passing should also include soccer coaching help for the receiving players and incorporate information on how the players can make decisions about control and pass, first time passing and passing to space or feet.
Soccer Coaching Tips to improve short range passing
This soccer coaching video to improve short range passing will help you coach, understand and structure a soccer coaching session aimed at developing the skills of short range passing.
See animated drill
Taken from our members’ area of ball control, this is an interactive, 3D animated drill on soccer coaching for short range passing called "3 V 1 break out"
Coaches chalkboard session
All members have access to our planning and design software called “Coaches Chalkboard” Click on to access a soccer coaching drill on short range passing you can print out and take to training.