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

Training Set

Main point, Progression


30 min


U13, U12, U11, U10, U09, U08, U07, U14 - U19


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


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


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

Training Organization

Number of Players

2 players, 4 players, 5 players, 6 players, 7 players, 8 players

Form of Training

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

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced, Beginner

Participating Players

Whole team


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

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

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

Author: Christian Titz

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