Over the past few years, a new trend has become ever more prominent in the soccer world: passing often and fast, and including all players in the game. Combining this with their own personal style, we have seen teams reach new heights of success from FC Barcelona to Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund and, most recently, the German National Team at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
But what does it take to learn this “art” of passing? What are the methodological and technical requirements for becoming the new Schweinsteiger, Messi or Neuer?
In German Soccer Passing Drills, the only book of its kind, two German League certified coaches have created the ultimate guide to passing. Using the “Hyballa-te Poel-Passing-Puzzle,” they present every type of pass there is in modern soccer, with lots of drills for each type. From the goalkeeper to the center forward, everyone can learn passing with these exercises.
Peter Hyballa, born 1975 to Dutch parents, is a DFB (German Soccer Federation) instructor and has a Master s degree in Sports Science. He was German Under-19 Vice Champion in 2009 and West German Champion with BVB (Borussia Dortmund). Peter Hyballa provides coaching education throughout Europe and the rest of the world. He is also a freelance author on the DFB specialist publication fussballtraining (soccer training). He is the head coach of the Austrian first division soccer team Sturm Graz.
Hans-Dieter te Poel is a DFB soccer instructor and has experience of coaching players of all abilities while specializing in high-performance youth coaching, as Consultant on Training Theory at the Regional High Performance Center in Essen, Lecturer in Soccer at the German Sports University in Cologne and research associate at the Federal High Performance Center in Dortmund. He is also active in the education of teachers and coaches in Universities and High Schools, regional pedagogical Institutes, schools and clubs.