Soccer Knock Off Training Drill

Knock Off

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling , Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • balls placed on cones as shown


  • each player is assigned a number from 1-5
  • each team defends one target ball
  • coach calls out a number that refers to one player from each team
  • objective is to knock the opponents ball off the opposition’s cone with the ball


  • players can score on both targets
  • add another target for each team
  • play 2v2, 3v3 etc.
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • get defender off balance
  • quick decision making
  • vision
  • accurate passes

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