Passing with Overlapping II

  • Organisation

    Set up a box with one cone in the middle. Two of the cones are occupied by two plaers, the others with only one. There should be a ball at each cone. (1) Various 1 (2) Various 2

  • Process

    Player A passes to B who moves the ball on to C with his first touch. C then passes for D to run on to, and B runs to C after his pass in order to overlap D.

    After that D and B work together as a team and try to out play E with either variation 1 (a trick) or with variation 2 (a pass). G now passes to E who moves the ball onto C with his first touch.

    C passes for A to run on to and E over laps. A and E now try to out play F with the same two variations as before. E finishes with the ball at G and E takes up the position formerly taken up by F.

  • Tip

    - 5 cones.

    - This drill is very intensive and tiring and requires a large amount of game intelligence.

    - The players will require a certain amount of time to master the drill.

    - A good touch and passing technique is essential.

    - The standing leg is sometimes too far away from the ball and some players lean back too much.

    - Pass and run timing is important

    - Demand good strength of pass and pass precision.

    - Pass precision is more important than pass speed.

    - Concentration must be held at all times.

    - The ability to make decisions fast to beat the oppostion (with or without team mates)

    - Developing creativity together with rehearsing set sequences

    - After the drill the players should take up the right positions.

  • Field size

    18 x 20m

  • Cone margins

    Distance vertical: 18m Distance horizontal: 20m


Feinting/trick dribbling, Trapping, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Ball control, Passing, Dribbling, Running technique with/without ball

Shot technique/shooting [Laces, Outside of the foot, Inside of the foot]


Defensive/Offensive play

Games plays [Overlapping]


Variable intervals, Speed of movement with ball, Explosiveness, Speed of movement off the ball, Speed endurance, Fitness program

Strength [Power & Speed, Strength endurance]


Quick processing, Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09, Under 8, U 07 (6-7 years)]


30 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [5 players, 4 players, 2 players]

6 - 9 players [6 players, 7 players, 8 players]

> 10 players [10 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Training in pairs, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Offensive behaviors, Alone training, Stress training, Training for fun

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: System e2c

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