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


Dribbling, Feinting/trick dribbling, Ball control, Jump technique (parcour), Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Trapping

Passing [Wall passes, Short passing, Passing in a triangle, Passing in a square, One touch passes, Long passing]

Shot technique/shooting [Volley, Outside of the foot, Laces, Inside of the laces passing, Inside of the foot]


Defensive/Offensive play, Positional play


Speed endurance, Speed of movement off the ball, Speed of movement with ball, Fitness program

Strength [Strength endurance, Power & Speed, Leaping strength, Leaping power]


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

Training Set:

Main point, Progression


U14 - U19

U6 - U13 [Under 09, Under 07 (6-7 years), Under 10, Under 11, Under 12, Under 13, Under 08]


20 min

Number of Players:

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

6 - 9 players [6 players, 7 players, 8 players, 9 players]

> 10 players [10 players, 13 or more playersr, 12 players]

Form of Training:

Team training, Goalkeeper training, Group training, Individual training

Participating Players:

Goalie, Whole team


1 goalie


Alone training, Groups, Offensive behaviors

Skill Level:

Professional, Advanced, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Free space, Limited playing field

Training Location:

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

Author: Christian Titz

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