Passing to Penetrate in Soccer

Train your soccer team to stick to the passing game when the pressure is on, courtesy of this soccer drill from the Nike Academy’s assistant coach, Matt Wells. The key though is while you want to keep the soccer ball you have to draw the defense in to open up passing channels.

So it does take either one player dribbling at defenders to draw them in or a series of quick passes into the defense area to break them down and open up spaces. Draw the defense in and then play the soccer ball in behind to get a better chance on goal. Quick one and two touch passes is how you open up the defense and find the killer pass that leads to a goal.

How to pass your way through defensive lines | Football tactics | Nike Academy