Passing with Overlapping in a Diamond Variation I

  • Organisation

    Set up a diamond/corss as shown. Two or more players start at cones I and IV, one player starts at cones II and III.
  • Process

    Player A passes to B and overlaps him. Player B passes with his first touch to C. C passes the ball for A to run onto who passes to D and then takes his place behind him. D now starts the same sequence with C and B in the other direction. Players B and C should regularly change places with the other players.
  • Tip

    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 six 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.
  • Field size

    20 x 20m
  • Cone margins

    10m from the center to the edge of the diamond.


Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Passing [One touch passes, Passing in a rhombus, Short passing]


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 - 10 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Offensive behaviors, Alone training, Groups

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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