Passing in three Levels

  • Organisation

    Set up a passing drill with 4 cones as shown. Thefirst cone whould be occupied by more than one player, One player at each of the other cones. (1) Level 1 (2) Level 2 (3) Level 3
  • Process

    Level 1: Plaer A begins the drill with a pass on the ground to player B. Player B pased the ball with his first touch to player C who lays the ball off to D, also with his first touch. Each pass should be followed (A to cone II, B to cone III, C to cone IV). Level 2: Effectively the same sequence as in level 1, however the sequence is started with a one-two between player A and C, only then is the ball played to player B. Level 3: Effectively the same sequence as in level 1, only the first pass is a long ball in the air from A to C. Alternative: - The players can take two touches at first - The passing sequence should flow in both directions
  • Tip

    4 cones, - The receiver should always make a small, dynamic dummy run away from or to the side of the ball before receiving the ball. - Hard, precise passes on the ground. - When laying the ball off, lightly raise the foot. - The long ball should be played in such a way that the receiver can immediately lay it off.
  • Field size

    24 x 6m
  • Cone margins

    Distance vertical/cones I to IV: 24m Distance horizontal/cones II to III: 10m Distance from cones I to II/cones III to IV: 15m


Trapping, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Passing [One touch passes, Wall passes, Short passing, Long passing]


Speed endurance

Strength [Power & Speed, Strength endurance]

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13]


20 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [5 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Groups, Offensive behaviors, Alone training

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor, Forest/meadow

Author: System e2c

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