Football Training – Passing With Accuracy and Intensity

Posted on: July 20th, 2011 | by Flaviu | No Comments

Last Updated on: 1st February 2022, 11:03 am

Object Of The Training Session

Teach your players to pass accurately and move into space with intensity, progressing the practice into a drill and game situation.

Practicing The Skill

Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who is about 5 meters away and then moves back behind the cone replacing the third player.  With 1 touch, player 2 passes the ball to player 3 who with his first touch, passes it back and moves behind the cone for the first player to receive the pass from player 2. This sequence is repeated for about 3 minutes, then swap the player on their own and repeat. The focus is on accuracy and intensity. Please see the diagram below.

Precision Passing With Accuracy and Intensity

Developing The Drill

4 players start on each corner of a square about 10 meters apart. Player 1 passes the ball to player 2 who then with his first touch, passes the ball diagonally to player 3. With his first touch, player 3 passes the ball to player 4 who then dribbles the ball back to the first cone and passes the ball in the direction of the second cone where player 1 will now be positioned. The players always follow their pass as shown in the diagram below. High intensity is required to make the drill work.

Precision Passing With Accuracy and Intensity

Moving The Drill Into A More Realistic Game Situation

This drill is the same as the one above apart from when player 3 receives the ball, he plays the fourth player into space to either pass to the other attacker on his side (player 5) or go on to try and score himself. Players 6 and 7 are the defenders. Player 9 then repeats the drill and the sequence continues. Please see the diagram below.

Precision Passing With Accuracy and Intensity

Game Situation

Finish with a normal game focusing on the object of the training session. Encourage your players to pass and move with accuracy and intensity.


These drills are effective as long as your players move between the football cones quickly and accurately pass the ball the first time. Two touches may be required for younger players.


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