This is a basic youth soccer passing drill in which the soccer players will pass the soccer ball to their teammates, who will be meeting or trapping the ball. This youth soccer drill is done for control.


Team the players into equal groups – preferably 3 or 4 per group

The soccer players should create a triangle or square, depending on number of players with 5 yards between each

Use a cone to create the players position

The Drill

The players will pass the soccer ball to each other a specific direction specified by the coach. The players should make a pass using the inside of their foot. The player meeting the ball will trap or accept the ball. They in turn will continue to move the ball around the formation. The coach will speak out to change directions or technique. Changing how the kids pass or meet the ball will ensure the players get practice at various skills.