Y shape passing drill Basic

Y-shape passing drill in 5 variations

In this soccer drill we use the Y-shape to practice passing and receiving the ball. For the coaches who don’t know the drill, the diagram below shows the basic form of this drill. We set the cones in the shape of an Y. We have a player without the ball at each of the far cones, two players without a ball at the middle cone and the rest of the players with ball at the starting cone. We pass the ball to the center player, who turns with the ball and plays the ball to the player at the far cone. Each player moves up one position. The next ball will go the left, etc:

Y shaped soccer passing drill Basic

For a video of this exercise, see (bad audio):

The first variation of the drill is that instead of turning the player at the middle cone plays a wall pass and the starting player now plays the ball to the player at the far cone:

Y shaped soccer passing drill Variation 1

The second variation is that the player at the far cone plays a 1-2 combination with the middle player at receiving the ball:

Y shaped soccer passing drill Variation 2

The third variation is to add a scoring opportunity to the drill. We add 2 goals with goalkeepers and we add two players without a ball in front of that goal to play a wall pass:

Y shaped soccer passing drill Variation 3

Finally, the fourth and final variation we cover in this article is to change the drill if you have a lot of players (more than 12). Then it is a good idea to add two extra cones, so we can work on both sides simultaneously:

Y shaped soccer passing drill Variation 4

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