Progressive Combination Passing I

  • Process

    Passing between the three players. A passes on the ground to B, who comes to receive the ball and lays the ball back to A then passes a long ball to C who lays the ball off to B. B ten lays the ball back to B awho passes a long bvall back to A. This pattern can be repeated as often as required.

  • Tip

    3 cones, - Precise, exact passing is extremely important for successful soccer. As a result passing should be regularly practised. It is important not to forget to correct mistakes and give correct demonstrations. - This exercise requires a high pass precision and exactness - The player in the middle will tire after continued play. As a result the players should change positions every 60 seconds. Further important Characteristics: - The standing foot should be 30-40cm to the side of the ball, in line with the ball. - When passing with the instep, the toes should point upwards, the ankle joint should be tensed and the upper body slightly leant over the ball. - Stand on the balls of your feet, the passing foot should be slightly raised to strike the ball in the middle. Bring your body over the ball and don't lean back. (Ball control is achieved using the same technique). - The foot should follow through after striking the ball. - Movement of the arms is important: When passing with the right instep the left arm should cross to the right hip; when passing with the left instep the right arm should cross to the left hip. - The player can lean back slightly when passing with the outstep. - When passing with the ball of the foot, the player approaches the ball diagonally with his body slightly side onwards to the ball.

  • Field size

    Distance horizontal: 10 - 16 meters Distance vertical: 4 meters

  • Cone margins

    Distance 5 - 8 meters


Shot technique/shooting, Ball control, Trapping, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Passing

Headers [Heading while in motion]


Transitional play (shifting the game)

Defensive/Offensive play [Pushing, One on one]

Wing play/Crossing [Wing play without opponents]

Games plays [Direct play to the forwards]


Speed endurance, Speed of movement off the ball, Speed of movement with ball, Training of elementary endurance II

Strength [Strength endurance, Power & Speed]


Quickness of reaction, Quick anticipation, Quick decisioning, Quick processing

Training Set:

Break, Main point/Emphasis, Progression


Free kicks, Game Systems


Any, U14 - U19

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


30 min

Number of Players:

> 10 players, 6 - 9 players

1 - 5 players [2 players, 3 players, 4 players]

Form of Training:

Stations, Team training, Group training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Forwards, Midfielders, Whole team, Defenders


1 goalie, 2 goalies, 3 goalies


Groups, Alone training, Offensive behaviors, Defensive behaviors, Training for fun, Goalkeeper behaviors

Skill Level:

Beginner, Professional, Advanced, Any

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field, Free space

Training Location:

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

Author: Christian Titz

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