Triangle Passing with One-Twos Variation 1

  • Organisation

    Three cones are set up as shown. More than one player starts at the first cone. The ball is at the first cone. Each other player stands at one cone.

  • Process

    A plays a one-two with player B (1+2) and then passes cross-field to player C (3). C then plays a one-two with B (4+5) and passes the ball cross-field to cone II (I.e. Player A, who has now taken up his position there.) The same sequence now starts from the beginning again. Runs: - Player A runs to cone II - B runs to cone III - C runs to cone I The positions are changed clockwise. Alternative: After half the time, the direction of play can be changed, i.e. the sequence runs anti-clockwise.

  • Tip

    3 cones, Start by running the drill slowly and then speed up. The receiver should always make a small, dynamic dummy run away from the ball before receiving the ball. The drill can be extremely tiring when conducted quickly with only 4 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 strength of pass and pass precision. - Pass precision is more important than pass speed. - Concentratuion must be held at all times.

  • Field size

    12 x 12m

  • Cone margins

    Distance between the cones: 12m

Training Set

Main point, Progression


20 min


U13, U12, U11, U10, U09, U08, U07, U14 - U19


Long passing, One touch passes, Passing in a square, Passing in a triangle, Short passing, Wall passes, Inside of the foot, Inside of the laces passing, Laces, Outside of the foot, Volley, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling, Jump technique (parcour), Trapping


Defensive/Offensive play, Positional play


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


Leaping power, Leaping strength, Power & Speed, Strength endurance, Fitness program, Speed endurance, Speed of movement off the ball, Speed of movement with ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

2 players, 3 players, 4 players, 5 players, Player, 6 players, 7 players, 8 players, 9 players, 10 players, 12 players, 13 or more playersr

Form of Training

Goalkeeper training, Group training, Individual training, Team training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced, Beginner

Participating Players

Goalie, Whole team


1 goalie


Alone training, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Free space, Limited playing field

Training Location

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

Author: Christian Titz

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