Passing with Goal Attemt Variation IV

  • Organisation

    Three cone goals are laid out as shown. Two or more players stand at the starting cones, two players stand at the middle cones and one player stands at the cone nearest to the goal. There is one goalkeeper in goal.
  • Process

    The left and right groups take turns to complete the phases of play variation I & II culminating with a shot at goal. The player passing the ball decides which variation he will run. The goalkeeper starts the move with a throw. Variation I: A (1) passes to C, B moves two to three metres to the side to be able to pass the ball from C to D with one touch. D attempts to score. A runs to the middle cone and B takes up the positon form D. C stays at the middle cone. D joins the start cone etc. Variation II: Z passes (1) to X whose first movement is towards player Z. X (2) then lays the ball into space for Z and then moves after passing the ball. Z passes (3) to Y with his first touch, Y then passes with his first touch in space (4) to X. X passes to W (5). Player W tries to score. Z joins the middle cone after his pass. Y stays where he is. X joins the last cone with W after his three runs. W joins the start cone etc. Alternative: - Goal scoring competition. Both teams count their goals scored. - A second goal can be introduced.
  • Tip

    6 cones, 1 full-court goal(s), The focus is on a variation of fast passing combinations through the middle. - Good technique, touch and passing is important. - The strength and precision of the pass. - Concentration must be held at all times. - Communication is continuously important. - Anticipation, awareness, reaction, speed of movement with and without the ball are regularly tested. - Practise of rehearsed phases of play, short passing and varaible combination football. - Goal scoring.
  • Field size

    One half
  • Cone margins

    12 Meters

Training Set

Break, Main point


20 min


U19, U18, U17


One touch passes, Short passing, Shot technique/shooting, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)


Attacking down the middle, Opening the field



Training Organization

Number of Players

> 10 players

Form of Training

Group training, Individual training, Team training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


1 goalie


Alone training, 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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