Box Passing Variation III

  • Organisation

    Set up a box with cones as shown. Two players must start at the starting position (where the ball is).

  • Process

    The player with the ball starts the passing sequence with pass (1) to the player in front of him. He then lays the ball back and runs around the cone. The first player then follows his pass and plays the return ball diagonally to the player top right.

    He lays the ball off to the second player who has now encircled the cone. He then passes the ball diagonally with his first touch to the player bottom right who lays the ball off to the player top right who has now also encircled his cone. Each player moves on one cone after their second pass. The passing sequence repeats itself continuously: Lay off, diagonal pass.

  • Tip

    4 cones.

    - The player waiting for the ball starts moving towards the ball as the ball is passed.

    - The player passing the ball must orientate his running speed to the speed of the ball.

    - The standing leg is often too far away from the ball and/or the player leans back.

    - Timing of the pass is important.

    - Players often run faster than they pass.

    - Demand good strength of pass and pass precision.

  • Field size

    12 x 12m box

  • Cone margins

    Distance betwwen the cones: 12m


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

Shot technique/shooting [Outside of the foot, Laces, Inside of the foot]


Speed of movement off the ball, Explosiveness, Speed of movement with ball, Fitness program, Variable intervals, Speed endurance

Strength [Strength endurance, Power & Speed]


Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation, Quickness of reaction, Quick decisioning, Quick processing

Training Set:

Main point, Progression


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 09, Under 8, Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, U 07 (6-7 years)]


30 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players [2 players, 4 players, 5 players]

6 - 9 players [6 players, 7 players, 8 players]

Form of Training:

Training in pairs, Group training, Individual training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Offensive behaviors, Stress training, Alone training, Training for fun, Groups

Skill Level:

Professional, Advanced, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Christian Titz

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