3v1 Passing (COE)

  • Organisation

    15m x 20m

    4 small goals, markers, bibs, balls.

  • Process

    - 3v1

    - Coach plays ball to AT (Blue) ti initiate play.

    - AT score in the 2 goals in front.

    - If DF (Red) gain possession, score in the other 2 goals.


    P1 - Limit number of touches for te AT Team: 3-touch, 2-touch.

    P2 - 3v2.

    P3 - 3v3.

    P4 - Mark out 3 zones; AT must receive a pass in each zone before moving into the next grid.


    R1 - Mark out a free zone (5m or 1/2 grid) where DF cannot enter (Attacking 1/3 or 1/2)

  • Tip


    Quality of Pass

    Passing to play forward


    Passer: type of pass; accuracy of the pass; weight of pass; pass to correct foot; timing of the pass; communication.

    Receiver: good distance & angle; movement off the ball; quick movement; open body; on toes ready to receive; 1-touch - quality & directional; receive with correct foot; timing of when to receive; body low; knees bent; on balance; communication.


    Can you pass with qualiy (left and right, weight of pass)?

    Can you pass with accuracy (ball arives at the correct foot of the receiver)?

    Can you pass to a teammate that is open?

    Can you support your teammate so they can pass you the ball?

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis




20 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

Form of Training:

Group training

Skill Level:


Author: Ashley Besagar

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