Soccer Drills: 7 Variations of a Passing Drill from Guus Hiddink

Peter Schreiner explained excellent soccer drills form Guss Hiddink at the Coaches Congress 2009 in Germany. This drill shows Passing, Combinations and Running into Space.

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Soccer Drills: Variations of a passing drill from Guus Hiddink

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01 Basic Drill

Soccer Drills - Guus Hiddink 01 Basic Drill

Soccer Drills – Guus Hiddink 01 Basic Drill

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Setup: 8 – 10 players, 1 ball, 6 cones, field 10m x 20m

 

Sequence:

  • A1 passes to M1 (1), who passes into the run of A2.
  • A2 plays a through pass to M2 and runs to the other side.
  • M2 passes into the run of A1 and prepares for the first pass from the other side.
  • Like in the game players should pay attention to (open body position, correct position for passing).
  • A1 runs to the other side. The same sequence back.

 

Tips and suggestions:

  • Good communication among the players
  • Game related movement by the players in the middle
  • Precise passing
  • Keep the ball on the ground
  • Open body stands/position
  • Switch the players in the middle regularly

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02 Basic Drill – endless

Soccer Drills - Guus Hiddink 02 Endless

Soccer Drills – Guus Hiddink 02 Endless

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Setup: 8 – 10 players, 3 – 5 balls, 6 cones, field 10m x 20m

 

Sequence:

  • A1 passes to M1 (1), who passes into the run of A2.
  • A2 plays a through passes to M2 and runs to the goal line.
  • M2 passes into the run of A1, who forwards the pass to M3.
  • M3 passes to A2, who controls the ball and dribbles back to the starting position.
  • A1 runs around the last cone and runs back to the start, too.
  • There they switch positions.
  • The next couple starts with the same passing sequence.

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03 Drill with opponents

Soccer Drills - Guus Hiddink 03 Opponent

Soccer Drills – Guus Hiddink 03 Opponents

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Setup: 8 – 10 players, 3 balls, 6 cones, field 10m x 20m

 

Sequence:

  • A1 passes to M1 (1), who is being pressured by a half active opponent and passes into the run of A2.
  • A2 passes to M2 and runs towards the goal line.
  • M2, also being pressured by a half active opponent, passes into the run of A1, who directly forwards the ball to M3.
  • M3, also under pressure by a half active opponent, passes to A2, who controls the ball and dribbles back to the start.
  • A1 runs around the last cone and also runs back to the start.
  • There they switch positions.
  • The next couple starts with the same passing sequence.

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04 Passing exercise with overlapping

Soccer Drills - Guus Hiddink drill with overlapping

Soccer Drills – Guus Hiddink drill 04 with overlapping

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Setup: 8 – 10 players, 3 balls, 6 cones, field 10m x 20m
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Sequence:
  • A passes to M1 (1), who passes into the run of B, who switches his position with A (overlapping).
  • B passes to M2, who passes into the run of A.
  • Before this A and B cross, respectively A overlaps B.
  • A passes to the next player at the goal line.
  • B runs to the end of the next group.
  • The next couple starts with the same passing sequence.
Tips and suggestions:
  • Good communication among the players
  • Game related movement by the players in the middle
  • Precise passing
  • Keep the ball on the ground
  • Open body stands/position
  • Switch the players in the middle regularly
  • The two starting players cross fast

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05 Drill with two Balls

Soccer Drills - Guus Hiddink drill 05 - 2 Balls

Soccer Drills – Guus Hiddink drill 05 – 2 Balls

Setup: 8 – 10 players, 2 balls, 6 cones, field 10m x 20m

Sequence:

  • A1 and B1 simultaneously pass to M1 and M2 (1), who passes into the run of A2 and B2.
  • A2 and B2 give through passes to M2 and M1 and run to the goal line.
  • M2 and M1 play into the run of A1 and A2, who forwards the pass to the next player.
  • The next couple starts with the same passing sequence.

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06 Basic form with 2 goalkeepers (1 ball)

Soccer Drills Guus Hiddink drill 06 Goalkeeper 1

Soccer Drills Guus Hiddink drill 06 Goalkeeper 1

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Setup: 6 – 8 players, 2 goalkeepers, 1 ball, 6 cones, field 10m x 20m

Sequence:

  • A1 passes to the first goalkeeper M1, who rolls the ball into the run of A2.
  • A2 passes to the second goalkeeper M2 and runs towards the goal line.
  • A1 and A2 run to the end of the other group.
  • The next couple starts with the same passing sequence.

Tips and suggestions:

  • a neutral player instead of the third goalkeeper
  • Good communication among the players
  • Precise passing
  • Keep the ball on the ground
  • Accelerate speed

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07 Exercise with 2 goalkeepers and 2 balls

 

Soccer Drills Hiddink drill 07 goalkeeper 2 balls

Soccer Drills Hiddink drill 07 goalkeeper 2 balls

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Setup: 6 – 8 players, 2 goalkeepers, 2 balls, 6 cones, field 10m x 20m

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Sequence:

  • A1 and B1 pass to the first goalkeepers M1 and M2, who roll the ball into the run of A2 and B2.
  • A2 and B2 pass through to the second goalkeeper M2 and M1 and run towards the finishing line.
  • A1 and A2 run to the end of the other group.
  • The next couple starts with the same passing sequence.

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Tips and suggestions:

  • Good communication among the players
  • Precise passing
  • Keep the ball on the ground
  • Accelerate speed
  • Good perception when practicing with 2 balls

7 Responses to Soccer Drills: 7 Variations of a Passing Drill from Guus Hiddink

  1. paul james Antworten

    21. Mai 2012 at 16:05

    very good drill, good movement of the ball.

    • admin Antworten

      21. Mai 2012 at 16:08

      Paul, thank you for the feedback, Peter

  2. Eusebiu Antworten

    22. Mai 2012 at 10:34

    Very good Drill!

    • admin Antworten

      22. Mai 2012 at 10:35

      Hello Eusebiu, thank you for the feedback. Peter

  3. Steve Antworten

    23. Mai 2012 at 20:45

    2 balls drill does not make sense to me? You say A1 & A2 start the drill by passing the ball but the drawing shows B1 & A1 starting? Also 5b pass should be going to where A2 came from? Perhaps its my mis understanding would appreciate your help with this thanks

    • admin Antworten

      23. Mai 2012 at 20:57

      Thank you Steve, you are right. I will correct that mistake. Peter

  4. Bakchour Antworten

    29. Oktober 2012 at 22:32

    tres bien.mais.manque dans les conditions competitives.

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