Passing with Overlapping II

  • Organisation

    Set up a box with one cone in the middle. Two of the cones are occupied by two plaers, the others with only one. There should be a ball at each cone. (1) Various 1 (2) Various 2
  • Process

    Player A passes to B who moves the ball on to C with his first touch. C then passes for D to run on to, and B runs to C after his pass in order to overlap D. After that D and B work together as a team and try to out play E with either variation 1 (a trick) or with variation 2 (a pass). G now passes to E who moves the ball onto C with his first touch. C passes for A to run on to and E over laps. A and E now try to out play F with the same two variations as before. E finishes with the ball at G and E takes up the position formerly taken up by F.
  • Tip

    - This drill is very intensive and tiring and requires a large amount of game intelligence. - The players will require a certain amount of time to master the drill - A good touch and passing technique is essential. - The standing leg is sometimes too far away from the ball and some players lean back too much. - Pass and run timing is important - Demand good strength of pass and pass precision. - Pass precision is more important than pass speed. - Concentration must be held at all times. - The ability to make decisions fast to beat the oppostion (with or without team mates) - Developing creativity together with rehearsing set sequences - After the drill the players should take up the right positions.
  • Field size

    18 x 20m
  • Cone margins

    Distance vertical: 18m Distance horizontal: 20m


Dribbling, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping

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


Defensive/Offensive play

Games plays [Overlapping]


Speed endurance

Strength [Power & Speed]

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13]


20 min

Number of Players:

6 - 9 players [7 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Groups, Offensive behaviors, Alone training

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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