Passing with Overlapping in a Diamond

  • Organisation

    A corss or diamond is formed using 4 cones. One players starts at cones I + II, three players start at cone III and two players start at cone II. There is a ball at cones II + III. (4a) Various 1 Dribbling (4b) Various 2 Passing
  • Process

    Player B plays a one-two with player A, controls the ball and the dribbles towards C. Player A overlaps and gives the option of the pass. Player B now has the option of taking on player C or to pass to player A into space for A to run onto. C then moves to give the option of another one-two with D and now they try to taek on player F. After the lay off to palyer D, C overlaps D. The drill is first played to cone I, then cone II and then cones IV and/or III.
  • Tip

    - This passing drill is very intensive and tiring and requires a large amount of game intelligence. - Switching the play to the other side, missing out the midfield - 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. - Demand good strength of pass and pass precision. - Pass precision is more important than pass speed. - Concentration must be held at all times. - Anticipation, awareness, reaction, speed of thought and movement with and without the ball are continuously required. - The aims of this drill are switching from offense to defense, crossing the middle zone quickly and the setting up of new passing situations.
  • Field size

    20 x 20m
  • Cone margins

    Distance from the middle of the diamond: 10m


Feinting/trick dribbling, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping, Dribbling

Passing [Wall passes, Passing in a rhombus, 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 - 10 players [7 players]

Form of Training:

Group training, Group training, Individual 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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