Passing with two Balls with Opposition

  • Organisation

    4 cones are laid out as hown. One player starts at each cone. Two further players take up their positions within the field so that the make up a triangle with the other players at the cones (see graphic). D and A have a ball each.
  • Process

    The drill starts simultaneously on both sides. A and B and D and F play one-twos. A overlaps the defender B and receives a pass from C and passes on to E who is now at the opposite cone (where he has to be standing after the pass and move from group D,E,F). Player A takes up Bs former position and B that of A. The same sequence runs in the shape of a triangle in the D,E,F group. D and E swap positions in this group. Player C and F should regularly change positions.
  • 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. - Under time pressure (and when done with 2 balls), 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.
  • Field size

    25 x 12m
  • Cone margins

    Distance vertical: 25m Distance horizontal: 12m


Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping

Passing [One touch passes, Wall passes, Short passing, Long passing]


Speed endurance

Strength [Strength endurance, Power & Speed]


Quick anticipation

Training Set:

Progression, Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19 [Under 15, Under 16, Under 17, Under 18, Under 19]


20 min

Number of Players:

6 - 9 players [6 players]

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Alone training, Offensive behaviors, Groups, Groups

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Christian Titz

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