Positioning: Cone Goals und Killer Passes in Behind

  • Organisation

    • Mark a field from the halfway line to the edge of the penalty box
    • Create many small cone goals (red)
    • Split players into 2 teams
  • Process

    • Teams play a possession-orientated style
    • If a pass through the mini-goal reaches the teammate, the team earn a point
    • OR: A team plays 15 passes in a row and will also earn a point


    • The pass through the small cone goal needs to be a little 1-2 combination
  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Position many players around and near the cone goals in order to play many passes and combinations

    • If the opponent defends the targets well, switch the point of attack quickly and often

Training Set

Main point


20 min


Passing, Running technique with/without ball


Direct play to the forwards, Improving the ability to read the game, Positional passing


Quick anticipation


Speed of movement with ball

Training Organization

Number of Players

> 10 players

Form of Training

Team training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders


Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Asphalt, Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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