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3 Precise Passing and Combination Drills

The following soccer drills are great to improve the passing and combination skills of your team. All three drills are played in the double square, which is easy to set up and extremly versatile. The double square is particularly suitable as a complex passing and combination exercise during the warm-up.

Double Square Drill – Pass to the Goalkeeper

ORGANIZATION / STRUCTURE

Set up outer square (25-30m) and inner square (8-10m) as shown in the diagram, start at two diagonal corners, which are double/triple, 4 (6) balls plus spare balls at the starting cones. At the two starting positions the goal where the goalkeeper expects passes is marked by cones.

SEQUENCE

  1. At two diagonal corners, players A start simultaneously with a sharp diagonal pass to the
    inner square.
  2. B drops the ball on C.
  3. C diagonally passes to D.
  4. D takes the ball with two contacts to the side and plays an angled, precise pass to the
    goalkeeper on the other side.
  5. The goalkeeper picks up the ball and rolls it to the approaching player.
  6. The player dribbles to the starting position.
  7. Change positions: Each player runs after his own ball.

COACHING POINT

  • Precise and sharp pass to the goalkeeper

Double Square Drill – 6 v 2 Plus 8


Tiqui Taca – One Touch – 45 Variations of the Double Square

Improve the passing and combination play of your players! Game Forms with Pressing, Counter Pressing and Shot on Goal!

  • Diagonal – Drop – Diagonal
  • Precise Passing & Combination Play
  • Game Forms with Pressing, Counter Pressing and Shot on Goal

ORGANIZATION / STRUCTURE

8 cones, inner square: 10mx10m (up to 15mx15m), outer square: 30mx30m (up to
40mx40m), inside: 6 against 2, outside another 8 players for 10 against 6.

SEQUENCE

  1. The game starts with 6 against 2 in the inner square.
  2. Red gets one point for every 10 successful passes.
  3. If green wins the ball, the player passes to a teammate on the outside and it comes to a
    10 vs. 6 where green plays on ball possession.
  4. Green wins 1 point for every 10 successful passes.
  5. The goal for red is to recapture the ball in 6 seconds at the highest speed in counterpressing.
  6. If this is not successful, green gets 1 point for every 10 passes until red wins the ball.
    Then the 5 against 2 restarts.

Double Square Drill – 5 v 2 Plus 7 with a Shot on Goal

ORGANIZATION / STRUCTURE

Inner square: 10mx10m (up to 15mx15m), outer square: 30mx30m (up to 40mx40m), inside:
5 against 2, outside another 7 players to the 9 against 5 on 4 mini goals.

SEQUENCE

  1. The game starts with 5 against 2 in the inner square.
  2. Red gets one point for every 10 successful passes.
  3. If green wins the ball, the player passes to a teammate on the outside and it comes to a 9
    vs. 5 where green plays on ball possession.
  4. Green gets 1 point for 10 successful passes and is then allowed to shoot at the minigoals.
  5. The goal for red is to recapture the ball in 6 seconds at the highest speed in counterpressing.
    If they succeed, they receive one point.
  6. In addition, they receive 1 point if they score a goal in one of the 4 mini-goals after
    winning the ball.
  7. If the red team loses the ball after the first ball win, the game starts again. Two other
    defenders go into the middle.

VARIATION

  • If the red team loses the ball after the first ball win, the green team may also shoot on goal.

More Double Square Drills

If you liked these Double Square Drills, check out the new eBook from Peter Schreiner – “Tiqui Taca – One Touch – 45 Variations of the Double Square”

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