Control - passing exercise

  • Organisation

    3 roles - 5 players join the exercise. Rotation between them

  • Process

    1. Wing comes to receive the ball

    2. Plays two touch to get good orientation between the defenders 

    3. Striker plays back to midfielder

    4. Midfielder plays trough to the wing who goes behind the defense


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:

End, Progression, Main point/Emphasis


Training examples, Game Systems


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

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


45 min

Number of Players:

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

6 - 9 players [6 players]

> 10 players [10 players, 13 or more playersr]

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:

Advanced, Professional, Any, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Free space, Half-field, Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Manuel Torres Pericás

Similar exercises - Training set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End

4-4-2 formation with the diamond as offensive variant
Simple Passing
Juggling - foot/knee/shoulder/head/shoulder/knee/foot

Similar exercises - Duration:

45 Mins

Four-zones distance game
Two-goal game with restriction
Half Field Attaching Work