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Great combinations and a successful goal is something that every coach wants. Can this really be done? It won’t work just by practicing static combinations. That would leave us with well-practiced plays that are almost meaningless in practice. We need to teach players to use their imaginations. That is why we give a set sequence up to a point in this drill, but then players have to decide how things proceed.

We include this in many drills on Soccerpilot to continually hone players’ creativity.


Five floor markers are needed as start markers. All of these have to be far enough away from the goal so that an attack can develop properly. The distance between markers can vary. The closer together they are, the shorter the passing game will be; this can be very interesting, but also difficult.

The player who stands in the center has the greatest responsibility for ensuring a problem-free sequence. He decides on which wing the attack will start from, by offering himself behind a side marker. This is the starting signal for the other players to begin the wing attack. The starting player must go by this signal Keep an eye on the exact running and passing paths; the animation explains this soccer drill clearly. After the sequence is complete, the starting player takes the position of ball distributor.


The ball distributor can make many passes and plays the ball to the three receiving positions, one after the other. The wing attack doesn’t begin until he runs behind the marker.


- Pass freely to the wing on the right or left, without instruction
- The pass to the wing is so exact that only a short amount of dribbling is necessary, if at all.

Soccer coach tips

- Pay attention for exact passing
- Explain quickly and precisely

Category: Advanced training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 8 + goalie
Maximum group size: 14 + goalie
Materials required: Enough balls, 5 small ground markers, 1 goal
Field size: According to group’s ability

We need to teach players to use their imaginations