Passing with Dribbling and Runs

  • Organisation

    As shown, set up the drill with 6 cones. A player starts at every cone except cone I. The ball starts at cone III.


  • Process

    Player E starts the drill from cone II by making a short dummy run away from and then towards the ball. Player D passes him the ball for him to run onto which he passes with his first touch to player A. Player A passes the ball to the player waiting at cone IV and sprints towards cone III passing cone IV on the left side. Arriving at the same cone B passes the ball for A to run onto who passes on to cone I. Player D is now waiting at this cone, having run there after his opening pass to E. From cone I player D passes with his first touch back to A. A controls the ball and takes up the position from D at cone III.

  • Tip

    - 6 cones.

    Start by running the drill slowly and then speed up. The receiver should always make a small, dynamic dummy run away from or to the side of the ball before receiving the ball. The drill can be extremely tiring when conducted quickly with only four players.

    - 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.

    - Don't forget the runs.

    - Demand good pass precision.

    - Pass precision is more important than pass speed.

    - Concentration must be held at all times.

    - The players will need a certain amount of time until they have mastered the drill.

    - A good touch and passing skills are required.

    - Anticipation, awareness, reaction, speed of thought and movement with and without the ball are continuously required.

    - This passing and dribbling drill requires a large amount of game intelligence.

  • Field size

    12 x 12m

  • Cone margins

    Distance within the triangles (cones I, II and III): 6 meters Distance vertical:(ones II and VI): 24 meters Distance cones III to IV: 12 meters


Dribbling, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping

Passing [One touch passes, Wall passes, Passing in a triangle, Short passing, Long passing]


Attacking with focus on offsides, Defensive/Offensive play


Speed endurance

Strength [Power & Speed]


Quick processing

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End



U14 - U19 [Under 19, Under 18, Under 17, Under 16, Under 15]


40 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

1 - 5 players [5 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Alone training

Skill Level:

Any, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: System e2c

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