Vertical Pass

  • Organisation

    8 cones are laid out as shown. The cone with two players is the starting position.

  • Process

    Player A starts by passing the ball through the cone goal. Player B turns with the ball and dribbles at speed to the next cone. B then plays a short pass to C. A takes up the position of B ad B goes between the cone goal. The same passing sequence then continues (C + D).

  • Tip

    8 cones.

    - The player waiting for the ball starts moving towards the ball as the ball is passed.

    - The player passing the ball must orientate his running speed to the speed of the ball.

    - The standing leg is often too far away from the ball and/or the player leans back.

    - Timing of the pass is important.

    - Players often run faster than they pass.

    - Demand good strength of pass and pass precision.

    - Good speed dribbling with short steps. The ball shouldn't be farther than 50cm away from the foot.

  • Field size

    15 x 15m box

  • Cone margins

    Distance corner cones: 15m Distance middle cone: 7.5m Size of cone goals: 2m


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

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


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

Strength [Power & Speed, Strength endurance]


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

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


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 [2 players, 4 players, 5 players]

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

Form of Training:

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

Participating Players:

Whole team


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

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: System e2c

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