Playing on the Wing | Passing into the Striker

  • Organisation

    • 12 cones (8 red cones, 4 yellow cones)

    • On the Wing: Set up 7 meter wide dribbling goals (see red cones in graphic) and a passing goal (3m width) centrally just before the penalty box and on the halfway line

  • Process

    The attacking team has unlimited touches but the big goal is deactivated at the start.

    To activate shooting on the big goal, players of the attacking team have to either dribble through the red cones or pass the ball to a teammate through the yellow cones.

    If the defending team wins the ball, they can themselves dribble through the red cones near the halfway line or play a pass into the yellow cone goal.

    If this happens, the teams will switch roles.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • High intensity throughout the drill

    • Players should be forced to circulate the ball and play on the wings. If this is done numerous times, spaces will appear in the center

    • After shifting from side to side, find space in and behind the yellow passing goal and play an accurate pass to continue the attacking sequence


Running technique with/without ball


Transitional play (shifting the game), Attacking with focus on offsides, Improving the ability to read the game, Counter-attacks, Defensive/Offensive play

Wing play with opponents

Direct play to the forwards


Speed of movement with ball

Training Set:

Main point


U14 - U19

Under 13


30 min

Number of Players:

6 players, 8 players

10 players, 12 players

Form of Training:

Group training

Participating Players:

Forwards, Defenders, Midfielders


1 goalie


Offensive behaviors, Cooperation within the team

Skill Level:


Spatial Behavior:

Limited playing field

Training Location:

Grass field, Asphalt, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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