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.


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

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing]


Positional play, Positional passing


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


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

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, End, Progression


Training examples, Game Systems


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

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 - 10 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


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

Skill Level:

Any, Beginner, Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field, Free space, Half-field

Training Location:

Grass field, Indoor, Asphalt, Turf field

Author: Tim Stewart

Similar exercises - Training set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End

Tactical Warm-Up
Shifting together - pass between the two rows of four
Four-zones distance game

Similar exercises - Duration:

90 Mins

Play out from the back - build up
Defensive shape and transition

Similar exercises - Author:

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4v4v4 Zone Bypass
Winger Walk the Goal Line