Y - Drill - 1st Variation

  • Organisation

    Set up 4 small cones in the shape of a Y. The bottom of the Y and the base of the Y should be 5-10 yards apart. The peaks of the Y should be 12 yards from the base. A player should be stationed at each cone. The line should form behind the player at the bottom of the Y.

  • Process

    The player at the bottom of the Y starts with the ball. He passes the ball to the player at the base of the Y 5-10 yards in front of him. The player at the base of the Y returns the pass first-time, and takes a defensive posture. The player at the bottom of the Y then plays it first time to one of the players at the peaks of the Y who are both checking their run. The player at the bottom of the Y continues his run past the defender so that he can receive the pass first time from the player he played the ball to. He then plays the ball to the player on the opposite peak who is making a run towards goal for a finish.


Ball control, Passing, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Running technique with/without ball, Trapping

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing]


Positional play, Positional passing


Speed of movement with ball, Speed of movement off the ball


Coordination & Speed Training, Quick understanding of danger, Quick decisioning

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis, End, Progression


Training examples, Game Systems


Any, U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09]


45 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [3 players, 4 players, 5 players]

6 - 9 players [6 players]

> 10 players [13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Team training, Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Cooperation within the team, Alone training, Groups, Part of a team

Skill Level:

Advanced, Professional, Any, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Half-field, Limited playing field, Free space

Training Location:

Turf field, Grass field, Indoor, Asphalt

Author: Matthew Ludwick

Similar exercises - Training set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End

Reaction drill Pass+Reaction 2 Goals
GFA GK - Distribution D3 SOP
Warm-Up / Conclusion 1

Similar exercises - Duration:

45 Mins

Passing in two rectangles
Two-goal game with restriction