Soccer training – Passing - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

We start a flank attack! Note: the double filling of positions was avoided in the animation to maintain clarity of the drill rules. Each position can be filled twice or more, the positions at the cones 1 and 2 must be occupied twice.

The players stand at their positions along the direction of the ball behind the corresponding cone and perform a juke move before they start running towards the ball.

Good timing at the start, accurate passes and memorising the running and passing ways require intense concentration. The pass combination has only one target: the ultimate snap on the flank position and the final scoring!


I avoid the word "cone number" and use the designations "1, 2, 3, etc.".

The play kicks off at position 1, where there is a starting player with the ball He passes to player 2, who offers to take the pass. From there, it is passed to the position 5. 5 lets the ball bounce back and 2 passes further to 4. Now, the ball comes to a standstill in front of 5, who makes a long diagonal pass to 3, who is ready to take the pass at the flank. He dribbles to the baseline and hits a cross in front of the goal. There, 4 and 5 ran in position to the goal. An attack in the animation is completed by crossing the two players in front of the goal - check it out.

The following position changes occur after the action: 1 goes to 5, 2 to 3, 3 to 4, and 4 + 5 to 1 + 2. Unlike the animation, the positions are filled twice.


- Build-up on the right side of the practice field or simultaneously on both sides
- Only direct passing (very difficult)
- Defenders are posted in front of the goal

Soccer coach tips

- Memorise the sequence exactly
- Demand the highest level of concentration from your players

Category: Advanced training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 8 + goalkeeper
Maximum group size: 12 + goalkeeper
Materials required: Enough balls, five cone markers, one goal
Field size: Dimensions according to performance levels, up to the entire field width.

We start a flank attack