Passing with Overlapping in a Diamond Variation II

  • Organisation

    Set up a diamond/corss as shown. Two players at each cone. The ball at the start position.
  • Process

    At least one more player must start behind players A, B, C and D. A passes to B and then overlaps him. B passes with his first touch for A to run on to. A passes to D and the joins the queue. E starts the same sequence with F and G in the other direction to H. Players B and C and their partners F & G swap positions with their parners after each sequence.
  • 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 eight players. - Under time pressure, this drill is very game realistic. - The reciever should call for the ball. - Pass and run timing is important - The passes should take playce simultaneously. - Players often run faster than their pass. - Good pass precision ensuresthe balls don't collide.
  • 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 [8 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Group training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Offensive behaviors, Alone training, Groups, Groups

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

Similar exercises - Training set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis

Back four - Left sided central defender moving out
Kicking and throwing techniques

Similar exercises - Duration:

20 Mins

Man in the middle
Possession and transition
Soccer Baseball 4v4

Similar exercises - Author:

Easy2Coach EN GmbH

Shot on goal after sidewise pass
Pass with shot at goal after sprint
Taking the ball with the back to the goal