Passing Combination - Passing into the Forefoot

  • Organisation

    • 16 cones (4 squares with 4 cones each)

    • position 2 players in/on every square, position 3 players in/ on the square with the ball

    • 5 balls

  • Process

    After the blue player calls for the ball, the red player passes the ball into the zone of the blue player.

    The blue player takes his first touch towards the next zone he has to play into. His second touch should be a sharp pass into the forefoot of the yellow player.


    To increase the number of touches and the passing tempo/ intensity, 2 balls can be used simultaneously.

    In that scenario, the players diagonally opposite of one another would start the drill.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • low-driven, sharp passing

    • take a good first touch towards the next zone to set up your pass 

    consistent and loud communication, demand balls, quick movement to get open

Training Set

Main point, Progression


20 min




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


Positional passing, Transitional play (shifting the game)


Speed of movement with ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

9 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders


Cooperation within the team, Groups

Spatial Behavior

Free space, Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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