Y - Drill - 1st Variation

  • Organisation

    Set up 4 small cones in the shape of a Y. The bottom of the Y and the base of the Y should be 5-10 yards apart. The peaks of the Y should be 12 yards from the base. A player should be stationed at each cone. The line should form behind the player at the bottom of the Y.

  • Process

    The player at the bottom of the Y starts with the ball. He passes the ball to the player at the base of the Y 5-10 yards in front of him. The player at the base of the Y returns the pass first-time, and takes a defensive posture. The player at the bottom of the Y then plays it first time to one of the players at the peaks of the Y who are both checking their run. The player at the bottom of the Y continues his run past the defender so that he can receive the pass first time from the player he played the ball to. He then plays the ball to the player on the opposite peak who is making a run towards goal for a finish.


Passing, Running technique with/without ball, Ball control, Trapping, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)

Inside of the laces passing


Positional play, Positional passing


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


Coordination & Speed Training, Quick decisioning, Quick understanding of danger

Training Set:

End, Main point, Progression


Game Systems, Training examples


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

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


45 min

Number of Players:

5 players, 4 players, 3 players

6 players

13 or more playersr

Form of Training:

Group training, Individual training, Team training

Participating Players:

Whole team


1 goalie


Cooperation within the team, Groups, Part of a team, Alone training

Skill Level:

Professional, Advanced, Any, Beginner

Spatial Behavior:

Free space, Half-field, Limited playing field

Training Location:

Turf field, Asphalt, Grass field, Indoor

Author: Matthew Ludwick

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