Warming-Up with Passing and Body Feints

  • Organisation

    • 7 cones

    • Place cones according to graphic

  • Process

    Divide players into equal groups and position them at the four starting points (see graphic).

    Drill 1:

    All players start simultaneously, dribble towards the three cones and perform a body feint to the right and then pass the ball to their teammate on the other side.

    After that they go the back of the line.

    The player that received the pass starts dribbling towards the cones.

    Drill 2:

    On the coaches command, player A passes the ball to B through the channel.

    Player B takes his touch to the right of the cone and dribbles down to the other side.

    Afterwards, player B passes the ball to player A.

  • Tip

    Variation Drill 1:

    • After performing a body feint, pass the ball to the opposite, diagonal side/ teammate

    • try multiple body feints and tricks to beat a defender

    Variation Drill 2:

    • Player receiving the ball takes his touch to the left side (left foot)

    • Player uses the inside/ outside/ sole for the first touch

Training Set

Break, Progression


20 min


U13, U12, U11, U10, U09, U08, U07, U14 - U19


Passing, Shot technique/shooting, Ball control, Ballskill (Touch on the ball), Dribbling, Trapping


Wing play/Crossing


Flexibility, Quick understanding of danger



General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

13 or more playersr

Form of Training

Goalkeeper training, Group training, Individual training, Team training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced, Beginner

Participating Players

Whole team


2 goalies


Alone training, Goalkeeper behaviors, Groups, Motivational training, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior

Free space, Half-field, Penalty box

Training Location

Asphalt, Forest/meadow, Grass field, Indoor, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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