Play-opening Type III

  • Organisation

    Two 8 x 8 meter squares are built in line with the penalty area on the flanks (left and right). Two more are built on the flanks 35 meters away. As is one in the centre of the field in line with the penalty area and one on the semi-circle on the half-way line. The goalkeeper goes in goal and in each square 2 outfield players position themselves (see diagram).
  • Process

    2 Players stand in each square. One player receives the ball, the other passes it on. The sequence is as follows: A1 passes to the Goalkeeper, who plays a long ball to A3, who touches it to A4. A4 now plays a long ball to A2. B1 passes to the goalkeeper, who throws a long ball to B3, who touches it to B4. B4 then plays a long ball to B2. C1 passes to the goalkeeper, who plays a drop-kick to C3, who touches it to C4. C4 then finally passes a long ball to C2. The respective groups of passes start in the following way: 1. A1 passes to the goalkeeper. 2. After the goalkeeper
  • Tip

    24 cones, 1 full-court goal(s), - Precise passing. - Communicate with each other. Help each other and call for the ball. -The goalkeeper can decide, whether he plays the ball out by throwing, rolling, goal kick, clearance or pass. - With this type of play, a game appropriate play-opening for the goalkeeper is studied. - Laces: The tip of the foot points down, the ankle is tensed and the torso is bent slightly over the ball. The contact area is the area behind the heel. In order to achieve a long length on the ball, a slight back lift is permitted. - Side foot: The ball will be played partly with the side foot and partly with laces. The standing leg is positioned to the side next to the ball and the players torso moves into a slanted position. The toes point down, similar to the foot positioning by laces shot. Clearance technique: Dropkick: When performing a dropkick contact with the ball is made with the laces at exactly the moment that it hits the ground. - When performing a frontal volley, the torso is bent slightly over the ball. The ball is thrown slightly forward and met at a low point (not too high) in this way the ball receives strong pressure and a high degree of accuracy. The area of contact is the laces. In order to gain greater distance it makes sense to position the torso upright or lean backwards slightly. - When performing a volley from the side the standing leg is positioned laterally next to the ball and the player
  • Field size



Trapping, Ball control, Passing

Shot technique/shooting [Inside of the laces passing, Laces, Half-volley]


Opening the field


Speed of movement off the ball, Speed of movement with ball

Strength [Leaping strength, Power & Speed]


Quick decisioning, Quickness of reaction, Quick understanding of danger, Quick anticipation

Training Set:

Main point/Emphasis


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 13, Under 12, Under 11, Under 10, Under 09, Under 8, U 07 (6-7 years)]


20 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players [13 or more playersr]

Form of Training:

Team training, Goalkeeper training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Alone training, Offensive behaviors, Goalkeeper behaviors

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:


Training Location:

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

Author: System e2c

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