Passing Variation I

  • Organisation

    Set up the hexagon as shown. One player per cone, apart from the first cone which is occupied by more than one player. The ball starts here.
  • Process

    Player A starts the drill with a diagonal pass to player C. He lays the ball off to player B who then plays a cross-field pass to D. Player D also hists a cross-field ball to player F who lays the ball off to player E. The drill ends with adiagonal pass from E to G. The sequence then starts a new in the same fashion. The players all move on one cone clockwise after their passes to take up their new positions. The corss-field ball can be hit on the ground or in the air. Alternative: Change direction after 4 sets.
  • Tip

    6 cones, - The receiver should always make a small, dynamic dummy run away from or to the side of the ball before receiving the ball. - Hard, precise passes on the ground. - When laying the ball off, lightly raise the foot. - If the corss-field pass is played in the air, then the receiver must be able to lay the ball off with his first touch. I.e. The ball is hit precisely, not too hard no higher than the receiver's chest. - Communication. - Correct pass timing and tming of the dummy run away from the pass.
  • Field size

    30 x 20m
  • Cone margins

    Distance between cones at players D and A: 30m Distance between cones at players C and E: 20m


Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

One touch passes, Short passing, Long passing


Speed endurance

Power & Speed

Training Set:

Progression, Main point


Under 15, Under 16, Under 17, Under 18, Under 19


20 min

Number of Players:

7 players

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Offensive behaviors, Groups, Groups, Alone training

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Christian Titz

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