Guruvi Soccer

Diagonal Passing Drill

This drill teaches the basic skill of running to an open space, controlling the pass, and quickly transitioning to making a pass to a teammate that is running to the next open space. Place 3 cones or markers as shown by the small orange circles in the picture below. The distance between each of the cones should be 5 to 7 yards (or 5 to 7 meters.)

1) Player A (blue) starts with the ball. Player B (red) runs to the open cone in front of him or her. While Player B starts to run, Player A passes the ball to the open cone in front of Player B.

Drill Diagram

2) Player B (red) receives the ball and controls it. Player A (blue) starts running to the next open cone in front of him or her. While Player A starts to run, Player B passes the ball to the open cone in front of Player A.

Drill Diagram

3-4) Continue the passing until both Player A and Player B reach the end as shown in the below 2 pictures. We recommend that you do this drill 3 times then switch the places between Player A and Player B and do the drill 3 more times.

Drill Diagram

Drill Diagram