Guide to Short Passing in Soccer

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If you watch any of the top soccer teams in the game today, from Real Madrid to Barcelona to Manchester United to Bayern Munich, it’s all about quick short passes to keep possession of the ball and then break down the defense with a give and go or escape pressure by laying the ball off to a teammate so they can play that killer pass. The game is never stagnant – the ball is always moving.

Today, the best soccer teams in the world keep the ball in their possession for long periods of time, this way they can score and they other team can’t. Not easy of course but that’s the plan.

Top soccer teams like Bayern Munich or Barcelona play one and two touch soccer and dribble at defenders when they’re space behind them or a numbers advantage.

Watch how fast Bayern Munich move the ball in this 7 versus 2 training session. Sometimes this is called piggy in the middle or rondos.

 

 

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