11 Soccer Wall Passing Drills

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Are you frustrated by your kid’s below-average first touch skills?

Wall passing is one of the basic drills that can greatly improve your kid’s passing and receiving skills. Here are 11 soccer wall passing drills you can include in your soccer practice session.

Wall passing encourages a player to pass or kick the ball against the wall and employs the first touch skill when receiving it. When passing the ball in different angles, speed, and weight the ball rebounds differently which is going to challenge the player.

Follow me as I go through the training with you.

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - kick against the wall


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Wall Passing Tips

Follow these tips for a successful wall passing training:

  • Warmup and stretch before training then warm down afterward
  • Take breaks between sets and keep hydrated
  • Executing the correct technique is more important than completing the drill quickly
  • Standing closer to the wall (3-5 feet) will increase the rate of passing
  • Standing further from the wall (more than 5 feet) will decrease the rate of passing and it will be easier for beginners
  • A hard and thick wall rebounds the ball better
  • A soft soccer ball rebounds slower and it is easier for beginners
  • Stand naturally and bend the knees

 


Before Proceeding…

Before we proceed I want to explain what is the Inside Foot Pass And Lace Pass.

The inside foot pass uses the inside part of the foot to pass the ball.

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - player kicking with inside right foot
A Player About To Pass With The Inside Of The Right Foot

While the lace pass uses the top of the foot or the lace area to pass the ball.

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - A Player About To Kick With The Right Lace
A Player About To Pass With The Right Lace

The arrows in the photo below point to the parts of the foot to use in this drill.

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - foot diagram

 

Related: How To Kick A Soccer Ball + Beginner’s Drills & Bonus Tips 

 

 


11 Soccer Wall Passing Drills

Master Your Soccer First Touch


 

1. Inside Right One Touch

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Stand facing the wall and pass the ball with the inside of the right foot straight to the wall
  2. When the ball returns pass it back to the wall with the inside of the right foot again
  3. Repeat Step 1

*Do not stop the ball before passing it back to the wall

*Slightly bend the knees when passing the ball

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - inside right

 


2. Inside Left One Touch

Repeat the same drill in number 1 but with the left foot.

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Stand facing the wall and pass the ball with the inside of the left foot
  2. When the ball returns pass it back to the wall with the inside of the left foot
  3. Repeat Step 1

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - inside left

 


3. Inside Alternate

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Start by passing the ball to the wall using the inside of the right foot
  2. When the ball returns pass it with the inside of the left foot
  3. Repeat Step 1

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - inside alternate 1 touch

 


4. Inside Right Two Touch

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Pass the ball with the inside of the right foot.
  2. When the ball returns, stop it with the inside of the right foot
  3. Repeat Step 1

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - inside right 2 touches

 

 


5. Inside Left Two Touch

Same instructions as drill 4 but this time with the left foot

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Pass the ball with the inside of the left foot.
  2. When the ball returns, stop it with the inside of the right foot
  3. Repeat step 1

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - inside left 2 touches

 

 


6. Inside Alternate Two Touch

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Pass the ball to the wall with the inside right foot.
  2. When the ball returns stop it with the inside of the left foot
  3. Pass it back to the wall with the inside of the left foot
  4. When the ball returns, stop it with the inside of the right foot
  5. Repeat step 1

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - Inside Alternate Two Touch

 


7. Inside Triangle Clockwise

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Pass the ball with the inside of the left foot to the wall
  2. Receive the ball with the right foot and pass it to the left foot
  3. Repeat step 1

*Do not pause the ball at any point

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - Inside Triangle Clockwise

 


8. Inside Triangle Anticlockwise 

Similar to drill 7 but this time the ball goes Anticlockwise.

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Pass the ball with the inside of the right foot to the wall
  2. Receive the ball with the left foot and pass it to the right foot
  3. Repeat

*Do not pause the ball at any point

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - Inside Triangle Anticlockwise 

 


9. Lace Right

The lace area is the top of the foot where you normally tie your shoelaces.

Here is the photo if you forgot.

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - Kick With The Right Lace

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Pass the ball straight to the wall with the right lace
  2. When the ball returns pass it back to the wall with the right lace
  3. Repeat

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - Lace Right

 


10. Lace Left

Same instructions as drill 9 but this time with the left lace.

Follow these STEPS:

  1. Pass the ball straight to the wall with the left lace
  2. When the ball returns pass it back to the wall
  3. Repeat

*Do not pause the ball.

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - Lace Left

 


11. Lace Alternate

Follow these STEPS:

  • Pass the ball with your right lace to the wall
  • When the ball returns pass it with your left lace
  • Repeat

*Do not pause the ball.

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - Lace alternate

 


Wall Passing Benefits

  • Good training for your kids 1000 soccer touches.
  • Strengthen the weaker foot so that your kid can pass and kick the ball with either right or left foot.
  • Improve speed and reaction time
  • Improve fitness and stamina
  • It can be done indoors and outdoors
  • No other equipment required except for the ball and the wall

 


Setting Targets And Progression

The more your kid passes the ball the faster your kid’s first touch skills are developed.

Same as learning to play the piano, the more you practice the better you become.

That is why I recommend that you set a passing target your kid must achieve.

This is important in the long run for your kid’s progress. When you document your kid’s progress, you will be able to increase the target and complete it within a time limit.

Soccer Wall Passing Drills - A Happy Girl With A Soccer Ball

Here is an example:

I am going to use the 11 wall passing drills above to reach the target of 550 touches – that is 50 touches for each of the 11 drills.

Of course, you can set your kid’s target according to his or her age and skill level

The touches are counted each time the ball touches the foot.

 

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Conclusion

Wall passing is a great drill that will develop your kid’s first touch as well as passing accuracy, muscle strength in the legs, and stamina.

It will also improve your kid’s eye-feet coordination and muscle memory.

Another great thing is that it does not require a lot of equipment to train with, just a ball and a wall.

Also, remember to focus more on the correct technique and control rather than trying to complete the drill.

Have fun and be safe.

 

 

Related: What Is The 1000 Soccer Touches

 

 

Did you enjoy the drills? Please leave a comment below.

 

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