Passing with Overlapping II

  • Organisation

    Set up a box with one cone in the middle. Two of the cones are occupied by two plaers, the others with only one. There should be a ball at each cone. (1) Various 1 (2) Various 2

  • Process

    Player A passes to B who moves the ball on to C with his first touch. C then passes for D to run on to, and B runs to C after his pass in order to overlap D.

    After that D and B work together as a team and try to out play E with either variation 1 (a trick) or with variation 2 (a pass). G now passes to E who moves the ball onto C with his first touch.

    C passes for A to run on to and E over laps. A and E now try to out play F with the same two variations as before. E finishes with the ball at G and E takes up the position formerly taken up by F.

  • Tip

    - 5 cones.

    - This drill is very intensive and tiring and requires a large amount of game intelligence.

    - The players will require a certain amount of time to master the drill.

    - A good touch and passing technique is essential.

    - The standing leg is sometimes too far away from the ball and some players lean back too much.

    - Pass and run timing is important

    - Demand good strength of pass and pass precision.

    - Pass precision is more important than pass speed.

    - Concentration must be held at all times.

    - The ability to make decisions fast to beat the oppostion (with or without team mates)

    - Developing creativity together with rehearsing set sequences

    - After the drill the players should take up the right positions.

  • Field size

    18 x 20m

  • Cone margins

    Distance vertical: 18m Distance horizontal: 20m

Training Set

Progression, Main point


30 min


U07 - U19


Ball control, Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling, Passing, Inside of the foot, Laces, Outside of the foot, Trapping


Player behavior, Overlapping


Quick anticipation, Quick processing


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

Training Organization

Number of Players

2 players, 4 players - 8 players, 10 players

Form of Training

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

Exercise level

Difficult, Easy, Intermediate

Spatial Behavior

Spatial Behavior

Training Location

Indoor, Pitch

Author: Christian Titz

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