Soccer Knock Off # 1 Training Drill

Knock Off # 1

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium-Hard
Time: 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • 3v3
  • each team defends and attacks a line of balls
  • players attempt to keep possession and knock down balls which are placed on flat cones as shown
  • players can only score from inside the opponent’s half


  • teams can knock off balls on both sides of the field
  • balls placed on all four sides of grid
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • constant movement
  • communication
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • first touch
  • quick decision making
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power

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