Passing with various Passes and Runs I

  • Organisation

    4 cones are set out as shown. The ball starts at the starting cone. One player starts at each cone.
  • Process

    A starts by playing a long ball on the ground to D. As soon as A has passed he makes a curved run to Bs cone who at the smae time makes a short, straight sprint to A and takes over his position. Player D now passes the ball from A back to A to run on to and then moves towards point X, where he receives the ball back from A and passes with his first touch to B. D and C swap positions. Player B starts the same sequence again.
  • 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 four players. - Under time pressure, 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

    12 x 12m
  • Cone margins

    Distance vertical: 15m Distance between the cones on the field: 3m vertically/6 meters horizontally from the outer cones.

Training Set

Main point, Progression


20 min


U15 - U19


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


Power & Speed, Strength endurance, Speed endurance

Training Organization

Number of Players

4 players

Form of Training

Group training, Individual training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

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