Long Ball & 3rd Man

Find the 3rd man after a long ball. This exercise will force players to look around while they are going to receive a long ball.

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Stuff you need:

  • 3x SmartGoals
  • 1x SmartRemote
  • 1x SmartApp

Train skills like:

  • Ball Control
  • Split Vision
  • Passing
  • Communication


  • The exercises can be used in combination with some  pre-exercise or after exercise where player have to finish on a goal or run before they shoot.
  • The exercise can be made more challenging when you start to measure scores or precision with the app. Shoot 10 balls and measure how many of them are scored.
  • Increase the level of difficulty by activating a SmartGoals when the ball  is in the air.