Combination Y-shaped passing practise with "dummy" | YouCoach Skip to main content

Combination Y-shaped passing practise with "dummy"

Combination Y-shaped passing practise with "dummy"

  • 4 markers
  • 2 balls
  • Playing area: 15x15 meters
  • Players: 5
  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Series: 2 series of 5 minutes
Summary Secondary Objectives
Exercise involving four players to improve the timing of the pass with rapid exchanges
Vestibular information, Peripheral vision, Slip, Counter move, Short pass, Play who you see, Wall Pass, Triangle

Inside the fixed area use the markers to form a triangle with sides 10 meters in length. Place another marker in the centre of the triangle. Players A, C, D stay near the corresponding markers. Players A and D start with the ball. Player B stays near the marker in the centre. Player E stays behind the teammate A, waiting for his turn. 


Below, we provide the executing sequence:

  1. Player A who is carrying the ball, moves the ball to the side where there is the distant teammate free to receive (player C in the figure); at the same time player B performs checks away then goes on to the passing line between the teammates A and C (position B1). Player A passes the ball to the teammate B who lets the ball pass between his legs performing a "dummy". Player A after passing, goes to the marker near which player B started
  2. Player B, after making the "dummy", changes directions going to the B2 position to receive the pass by the teammate D who is on the other vertex
  3. Player D then executes a wall pass with Player B. Player B goes to the position where player D started
  4. Player D passes the ball to player E then follows the pass going behind him (player E) who starts again the exercise in the same way

The exercise is continuous by alternating, once to the left and once to the right the first long pass. The players rotate their positions for the whole series.


  • Add checking away and back before receiving the ball in every station 
Coaching Points
  • Verify the intensity during the passing sequence
  • Verify the synchronicity of players in rotating
  • Encourage the players to keep an eye on both of the balls stimulating the peripheral vision
  • Verify the the central player checks away then goes forward to perform the "dummy" correctly
  • Verify the right execution of the wall pass


carolinamorace's picture
Carolina Morace is an Italian ex soccer player, coach, lawyer, and commentator.
She debuted with the Italian National team in 1978 in the match against Yugoslavia; since then, she played 153 times and scored 105 goals, becoming the best goal-scorer in the Italian National team history, brushing with victory in European Championships in 1993 and 1997 (finalist both times).
As much as 19 years after her first match in the National team, she retired in 1997. During her career she won 12 championships, 2 Italian National Cups and 1 “Supercoppa”( ( winner Serie A vs winner Italian cup) in addition to being 12 times the best goal-scorer of Serie A. These great deals make her the best Italian soccer player of all times. In 1998, after she retired definitively from the playing field, she undertook the coaching career, training the Women’s Division of Lazio Sport Club. In July 1999 she was elected as Viterbese’s coach (Serie C1 at that time with Luciano Gaucci as President), becoming the first woman to train a professional men’s soccer team.
From 2000 to 2005 she has been coach of the Italian National Women’s team. After she had trained the Members of Parliament National team, in February 2009 she was elected as coach of Canada’s National Women’s team, with which she won the CONCACAF Women’s Gold Cup in 2010, achieving the qualification for 2011 World Championship. In two years, with her purely Italian staff, she increased the Canadian National team ranking, from the 11th to 6th position.
Since 1992, the year in which she hosted “Galagoal” show on Telemontecarlo channel, she has worked as commentator for several soccer broadcasts: besides Galagoal, she took part in “Campioni, il sogno” on Italia 1 channel in 2005 (commenting on Cervia’s matches), “il gol sopra Berlino” and “Le partite non finiscono mai” on La7 channel in 2006 and 2007, and Rai broadcasting during the European Championship in 2008.
In 2014 she was the first woman to get into the Italian soccer Hall of Fame.
She worked at the university in Roma conducting courses about soccer technique, she’s commentator for the National newspaper “La Gazzetta dello sport” and since 2012 she’s a member of the National sports observatory.
Since 2001 she’s FIFA ambassador for women’s soccer and FIFA instructor with the task of teaching soccer in developing countries such as  Jamaica; China; South Korea; South Africa, Mauritius, Iran

Related content