Passing with Runs Variation I

  • Organisation

    4 cones are set up as shown. One player at each cone, the ball starts at the start cone. (1) Position change
  • Process

    Player A hits a long ball in the air to player B. B passes to C with his first touch. C then passes back to B who hits a long ball in the air back to A. After each long ball the two players who played the one two swap positions at a sprint.
  • 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. - Demand good pass precision but also focus on clean lay off before the long balls so that these balls can be played one-touch. - The reciever must learn to judge the flight of the ball correctly and to adjust his positioning accordingly. - Pass precision is more important than pass speed. - Concentration must be held at all times. - The long ball should be cushioned with the instep. - The long ball can be player with the instep or the ball of the foot (crossing technique).
  • Field size

    30 x 15m
  • Cone margins

    Distance vertical: 30m Distance between the cones by player A to D / B to C: 7.5m

Training Set

Main point, Progression


20 min


U13, U14 - U19


Long passing, One touch passes, Short passing, Wall passes, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)


Power & Speed, Explosiveness

Training Organization

Number of Players

4 players

Form of Training

Group training, Individual training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced, Beginner

Participating Players

Whole team


Alone training, Groups

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

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

Author: Christian Titz

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