Short,Short, Long

  • Organisation

    3 players. 2 are positioned about 5 yards apart. One is appx 20-30 yd away (depending on skill level).

  • Process

    Long pass followed by long passer. Receiver settles ball, plays to runner and receives back. Repeat.

  • Tip

    Players will tend to get closer as exercise progresses. Make sure they keep a long pass. Players should not position themselves ahead of ball prior to long pass.


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

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing]


Positional passing, Positional play


Speed of movement with ball, Speed of movement off the ball


Quick understanding of danger, Quick decisioning, Coordination & Speed Training

Training Set:

End, Progression, Main point/Emphasis


Game Systems, Training examples


Any, Adult (from 18 years on), U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09]


90 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

1 - 5 players [3 players, 4 players, 5 players]

6 - 9 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Part of a team, Cooperation within the team, Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional, Any

Spatial Behavior:

Free space, Half-field, Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Tim Stewart

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