Free player

  • Organisation

    All players in one square space, size depending on number of players. Two balls that's going to be passed around by throwing them to each other.

  • Process

    The aim is to allways pass the ball to the player that have most free space around him. When a player have found free space he shouts out "free player" and raises his hands to signal to his teammates that he is playable.

  • Tip

    An exercise for the youngest players to make them find free space and communicate.

  • Field size

    Sqaure space. Size depending on number of players.


Passing, Trapping, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing]


Positional passing


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, U14 - U19

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


45 min

Number of Players:

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

6 - 10 players [6 players]

> 10 players [13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Groups, Alone training

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Any, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Free space, Half-field, Limited playing field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Robert Johansson

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