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.


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

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing]


Positional passing, Positional play


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


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

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End


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:

Group training, Team training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


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

Skill Level:

Beginner, Advanced, Professional, Any

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field, Free space, Half-field

Training Location:

Asphalt, Turf field, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Matthew Ludwick

Similar exercises - Training set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis, End

Goalkeeper - footwork X
Shots through the legs
Catching a high ball.

Similar exercises - Duration:

45 Mins

Two-goal game with restriction
Half Field Attaching Work
Four zones distance game