Works on passing and receiving fundamentals while adding defensive pressure.

Drill Setup

  • Mark off a 10 yard by 10 yard grid with cones at the corners.
Four Corners Soccer Passing Drill

How it Works

  1. One payer stands at each side of the square. A defender stands in the middle.
  2. Offensive players pass the ball back and forth while the defender tries to steal it.
  3. If the defender gets the ball, he or she goes to offense and the layer’s whose pass was stolen goes to defense.

Coaching Tips

  • Players should be trying to keep the ball on the ground on their passes and avoiding bouncing passes. Bouncing passes can be tricky to trap. If a pass is bouncing, players should use an inside trap (catch the ball with the inside of the foot) and try to keep the ball close to their body.
  • Players should be receiving the ball and passing it fast. They shouldn’t be holding it. This is a rapid movement drill.