One players stays still while the other runs back and forwards between two cones receiving a pass each time he is at the cone nearest the first player.


Aim: To improve passing technique

Suitable for: U7’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area, 3 cones, 1 ball for 2 players

Organisation:  Players pass the ball between each other using limited touches. One player works between the shorter spaced cones coming forward to meet the ball and side footing it back to the other player. When the working player has passed the ball he must jockey backwards to the furthest cone then command the ball, coming to meet it again. Players work for 1 minute then swap.


  • Increase tempo
  • Pass can be chipped, lofted or driven, receiving player can take a touch before returning pass
  • Increase / decrease distances between players

Coaching Points

  • Accuracy of pass
  • Weight of pass
  • Watch the ball come on to the foot to aid timing
  • First touch with a soft foot, out of feet to the left or to the right ready for return pass.


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