Passing with Goal Attempt Variation III

  • Organisation

    Three cones are laid out as shown. Two or more players stand at the start cones. 2 players stand at the middle cones. One player stands at the cones nearest the goalkeeper. One goalkeeper in goal.
  • Process

    The left and right groups take turns to complete the practised pass and move combinations I & II with a resulting shot at goal. The player who starts decides which variation will be played. Variation I: A (1) passes to C, B moves two to three metres to the side to be able to pass the ball from C to D with one touch. D attempts to score. A runs to the middle cone and B takes up the positon form D. C stays at the middle cone. D joins the start cone etc. Variation II: Z passes (1) to X whose first movement is towards player Z. X (2) then lays the ball into space for Z and then moves after passing the ball. Z passes (3) to Y with his first touch, Y then passes with his first touch in space (4) to X. X passes to W (5). Player W tries to score. Z joins the middle cone after his pass. Y stays where he is. X joins the last cone with W after his three runs. W joins the start cone etc. Alternative: - Goal scoring competition. Both teams count their goals scored. - A second goal can be introduced.
  • Tip

    The focus is on a variation of fast passing combinations through the middle. - Good technique, touch and passing is important. - The strength and precision of the pass. - Precision is more imporatant than speed. - Communication is continuously important. - Anticipation, awareness, reaction, speed of movement with and without the ball are regularly tested. - Practise of rehearsed phases of play, short passing and varaible combination football. - Goal scoring.
  • Field size

    One half
  • Cone margins

    12 Meters


Shot technique/shooting, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Passing [One touch passes, Short passing]


Games plays [Attacking down the middle]



Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Break


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


20 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players

Form of Training:

Group training, Team training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Groups, Offensive behaviors, Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:

Professional, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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