Soccer Knock Out # 2 Training Drill

Knock Out # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 5-15 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • supply of cones


  • on coach’s command two players knock their own balls out of the grid and attempt to knock out everybody
  • else’s ball for 30 seconds
  • switch pair of taggers each round
  • the pair with the most points wins


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • start activity without balls as a warm up
  • only followers dribble a ball

Coaching Points:

  • vary number of taggers
  • taggers must carry their balls
  • mark off a save zone for dribblers to be in for 5 seconds max
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

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