Passing with Control/Dribbling with Opposition Variation II

  • Organisation

    4 cones are set up as shown. Two or more players start at the start cone, cones I + II have one player each. The ball starts at the start cone.
  • Process

    Player A starts the passing sequence with a pass to player B. He then runs diagonlly infield while B sprints towards cone III and D to cone II. Player A controls the ball played back from B with one touch, runs with the ball for one or two meters and then passes to C. A runs diagonally and receieves the ball from C with Cs first touch. C then runs around cone III to cone I where he joins the next sequence. At the same time player E sprints towards player A. A changes direction after controlling the ball and dribbles at speed towards player E and tries to go past him with a trick. The coach decides whether player E should be active or passive. E is replaced by anbother palyer and joins at the start position.
  • Tip

    4 cones, Start by running the drill slowly and then speed up. The receiver should always make a small, dynamic dummy run away from or to the side of the ball before receiving the ball. The drill can be extremely tiring when conducted quickly with only four players. - Under time pressure, this drill is very game realistic. - The reciever should call for the ball. - Pass and run timing is important - Players often run faster than their pass. - Don't forget the runs. - Demand good pass precision. - Pass precision is more important than pass speed. - Concentration must be held at all times. - The players will need a certain amount of time until they have mastered the drill. - A good touch and passing skills are required. - Anticipation, awareness, reaction, speed of thought and movement with and without the ball are continuously required. - The drill should be completed at top speed. - A trick should be used together with successful offensive tackling
  • Field size

    20 x 20m
  • Cone margins

    stance vertical/horizontal: 20m

Training Set

Main point, Progression


20 min


U14 - U19


One touch passes, Passing in a square, Wall passes, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling, Trapping


Defensive/Offensive play


Power & Speed, Strength endurance, Speed endurance

Training Organization

Number of Players

4 players, 5 players, 6 players

Form of Training

Group training, Individual training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Whole team


Alone training, Defensive behaviors, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

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

Author: Christian Titz

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