Never-ending Triangles

  • Organisation

    Make 3 triangles using 9 cones (see graphic). Three players start at the starting cone of each triangle. 2 players start at each of the other cones.
  • Process

    Player A starts the drill by passing on the ground to B. He, having made a short, dynamic dummy move away from the ball before receiving it, lays the ball back to A who has followed his pass. When B lays off the ball. C begins his dummy run away from the ball. The following moves take place simultaneously: C leaves his starting position and sprints towards D. Player A passes the laid off ball from B in space for C to run onto who then passes on to D. Player B sprints at the same time sprints to the start postion of C and takes over his former position. A takes up the position of B. This cycle remains the same and, ideally, should remain the same until the end of the drill. The pass sequence is always: long bvall, lay off, vertical pass. The order of the runs is always the same. The passer (of the long ball) runs (after the one-two) vertically onto the next cone. The player, who lays the ball off, runs around the triangle.
  • Tip

    Start by running the drill slowly and then speed up. The receiver should always make a small, dynamic dummy run away from the ball before receiving the ball. The drill can be extremely tiring when conducted quickly with only 7 players. - This can be a very challenging passing drill, due to the large amount of running. - Under time pressure, this drill is very game realistic. - The reciever should call for the ball. - Pass and run timing is important - Players often run faster than their pass. - Pass precision is more important than pass speed.
  • Field size

    24 x 24m
  • Cone margins

    The distance between the cones within the riangle is 6 meters. The three inner cones of the triangles are 12 meters apart.


Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Passing [One touch passes, Wall passes, Passing in a triangle]


Speed endurance

Strength [Power & Speed]

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13]


20 min

Number of Players:

6 - 9 players [7 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Group training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Alone training, Groups, Groups

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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