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

Training Set

Main point


30 min




Running technique with/without ball


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


Speed of movement with ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

6 players, 8 players, 10 players, 12 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders


1 goalie


Cooperation within the team, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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