Soccer Middle Line Cone Goal Training Drill

Middle Line Cone Goal

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goal on middle line (7-10yds)
  • pinnies
  • good supply of balls for continuous play


  • each team defends and attacks one goal
  • teams score 2 points if the ball is dribbled through the middle cone goal before player scores a goal otherwise only one


  • players must take a minimum of 3 touches
  • each team decides on a player whose goals count double
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • quick finish
  • decision making

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