Sprint Dribbling with short Passes

  • Organisation

    Set up a box with 4 cones. Two players start at the first cone, all the other cones have one player.

  • Process

    5 players, 1 ball Player A passes the ball to player B and follows his pass. Player B sprints diagonally with the bll to player C who performs a take. Player C controls the ball and passes to player D. D then dribbles, as before diagonally. The process should flow in both directions.


    6 players, 1 ball The drill must start at the diagonally opposite cones, these cones must be occupied by at least 2 players.

  • Tip

    4 cones.

    - The ball should not be further than 50cm from the foot when dribbling. Make sure the players take small steps.

    - Precision is more important than speed.

    - It is advisable to drible with the outstep and then use the instep to correct dribbling when needed.

    - The ball should not be passed too hard during the 'take'.

    - The player awaiting the ball should stand showing his team mate on which foot he would like to receive the pass.

    - The player awaiting the ball should start moving towards the ball when the passer has recieved the ball.

    - The standing leg is often too far away from the ball and/or the player leans back.

    - When passing the foot should be slightly lifted and swung downwards lightly towards the ball.

    - Many players control and dribble the ball with their 'laces'. Controlling the ball with the instep is much easier as a first step.

  • Field size

    12 x 12 meter box

  • Cone margins

    Distance between the cones: 12 meters


Trapping, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Dribbling

Short passing


Speed endurance

Power & Speed

Training Set:

Main point, Progression


Under 09, Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 13

Under 19, Under 14, Under 15, Under 16, Under 17, Under 18


15 min

Number of Players:

5 players

6 players

Form of Training:

Individual training, Team training, Group training

Participating Players:

Whole team


Groups, Alone training

Skill Level:

Professional, Advanced

Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Christian Titz

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