Guruvi Soccer

Rotating Triangle Drill

This drill not only teaches basic passing skills, it also introduces the important concept of changing directions and rotating around a triangular space to create openings for passes. Make a triangle with 3 cones or markers as shown by the small orange circles in the picture below. The distance between each of the cones should be 5 to 7 yards (or 5 to 7 meters.)

1) Player A (blue) starts with the ball. Player B (red) runs to the open cone. While Player B starts to run, Player A passes the ball to the open cone that player B is running to.

Drill Diagram

2) Player B (red) receives the ball and controls it. Player A (blue) starts running to the next open cone (the place Player B was previously occupying.) While Player A starts to run, Player B passes the ball to the open cone in front of Player A.

Drill Diagram

3) Player A (blue) receives the ball and controls it. Player B (red) starts running to the next open cone (the place Player A was previously occupying.) While Player B starts to run, Player A passes the ball to the open cone in front of Player B.

Drill Diagram

Repeat this passing sequence several more times until Player A and Player B are both back at their original starting positions shown in the first picture. Once this drill is completed, repeat the drill with the players in the same starting locations as in the first figure except this time Player B (red) has the ball and makes the first pass to Player A (Blue.) This ensures that you practice the rotating motion in the opposite direction as well.