Passing with Overlapping

  • Organisation

    6 cons are set out as shown. One player starts at each cone. The players in the middle start with a ball.
  • Process

    Group A, B and C: Player C passes to B who passes to A and overlaps player A on the way towards the middle cone. Player A then passes to C who lays the ball off with his first touch in space for B to runs onto. After that C takes up A's position and B dribbles to the former position of D. Groups D, E and F have the same passes and runs. I.e. F dribbles after his run to Position C. D to position E and player E runs to position F.
  • Tip

    Start by running the drill slowly and then speed up. The receiver should always make a small, dynamic dummy run away from 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 strength of pass and pass precision. - Pass precision is more important than pass speed. - Concentratuion must be held at all times.
  • Field size

    12 x 18m
  • Cone margins

    Distance between the outer cones: 12m Distance between the middle cones: 6 meters from one another and 6 meters to the outer line


Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping, Dribbling

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


Games plays [Overlapping]


Speed endurance

Strength [Power & Speed, Strength endurance]

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, Progression


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13]


20 min

Number of Players:

6 - 10 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Alone training, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Easy2Coach EN GmbH

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