Passing with Overlapping in a Diamond Variation II

  • Organisation

    Set up a diamond/corss as shown. Two players at each cone. The ball at the start position.
  • Process

    At least one more player must start behind players A, B, C and D. A passes to B and then overlaps him. B passes with his first touch for A to run on to. A passes to D and the joins the queue. E starts the same sequence with F and G in the other direction to H. Players B and C and their partners F & G swap positions with their parners after each sequence.
  • 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 eight players. - Under time pressure, this drill is very game realistic. - The reciever should call for the ball. - Pass and run timing is important - The passes should take playce simultaneously. - Players often run faster than their pass. - Good pass precision ensuresthe balls don't collide.
  • Field size

    20 x 20m
  • Cone margins

    10m from the center to the edge of the diamond.

Training Set

Main point, Progression


20 min


U13 - U19


One touch passes, Passing in a rhombus, Short passing, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)




Power & Speed, Speed endurance

Training Organization

Number of Players

8 players

Form of Training

Group training, Individual training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


Alone training, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

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

Author: Christian Titz