The Push Pass

Set Up:

  • A 5×5 yard area with 2 players facing each other on opposite sides. One soccer ball per group of 2.


  • To introduce players to the technique of the push pass.


  • One player starts with the soccer ball on one side of the area and they must pass the ball to the player on the opposite side of the area.

Key Points:

  • Place non kicking foot comfortably next to the ball, leave space for kicking foot to move naturally.
  • Use the inside of the foot to make connection with the ball.
  • Connect with ball on the back of the ball directly in the middle.
  • Push foot through towards the target.
  • Keep head steady and looking at the ball.