Footbonaut: Improving Technical Abilities and Vision

  • Organisation

    • 4 mini-goals in a diamond-like shape, with two goals facing each other

    • 4 cones (mark field within the diamond-like shape)


    One player positions himself in the red square in the middle.

    Every of the four goals has a specific name. These can be numbers or any other kind of given name that helps to differentiate the targets from one another.

    The coach will play the balls in.

  • Process

    The coach calls out a name and immediately plays a sharp, low-driven pass to the player in the center.

    He then is allowed to have to touches, the second one needing to be his pass into a mini-goal.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Coach should play the pass immediately after calling out the target/ goal

    • Player in the center should orientate himself before the ball is played to scan the goals, angles, field, etc. (look over shoulder)

    • Taking a good first touch towards the given target is crucial and simulates a similar situation in a game very well


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

Inside of the foot passing, Short passing, Long passing

Inside of the foot, Inside of the laces passing


Improving the ability to read the game


Quick decisioning, Quick processing

Training Set:

Main point


U14 - U19


20 min

Number of Players:

1 - 5 players

Form of Training:

Individual training, Group training

Participating Players:

Defenders, Midfielders, Forwards

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field, Free space

Training Location:

Turf field, Grass field, Indoor, Asphalt

Author: Tom Pilarski

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