Using One-Touch Passing to Improve Attacking

By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

Welcome to the FineSoccer Drills Newsletter. Today’s featured activity works on one touch passing and attacking in a game situation.

This is a small sided game (although it can be 11 v 11 on a full sized field) with only two limitations.

A player can only play one touch

The only exception so rule 1 is if they attack a defender or the goal with their first touch.

As an example, in the picture below the black team has the ball.


The player can pass one touch or can dribble directly at the nearest defender or direction to the goal


The player can NOT dribble in any other direction


The idea of this activity is to get the players to play quickly, keep the ball moving (one touch passing) or attack the defender or goal. Too often players will dribble toward space not realizing they are limiting their opportunities.

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Any touch that violates one of the two rules results in loss of possession.

Have a great day!


By Lawrence Fine, Author of the FineSoccer Coaching Bible.

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