3-Color Game | Perception

  • Organisation

    • 9 cones

    • 3 different colors of bibs

    • 4 balls

    Split the field into four smaller fields.

  • Process

    The players pass the ball from field to field.

    At first, players with the same bib color pass among themselves.

    After a certain time, intensity and passing standard should be increased/ alternated:

    Example: Pass the ball and follow your pass; pass the ball to a different bib colored player (passing patterns); pass the ball diagonally

Training Set



15 min


U16, U15, U14


Inside of the foot passing, One touch passes, Short passing, Ballskill (Touch on the ball)


Coordination & Speed Training, Quick decisioning, Quick understanding of danger

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

12 players

Form of Training

Goalkeeper training, Group training

Skill Level


Participating Players

Forwards, Midfielders, Defenders


Groups, Training for fun

Spatial Behavior

Limited playing field

Training Location

Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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