Soccer Musical Cones Training Drill

Musical Cones

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area


  • players dribble inside the playing area
  • on coach’s command players must dribble to a cone
  • only one player allowed per cone
  • player (or players) who don’t get to cone do 10 squat jumps (push ups, jumping jacks etc.)


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • start game without balls as a warm up
  • players must leave their ball behind at a cone and run to a cone with somebody else’s ball
  • players must dribble around an outer cone first before dribbling to a cone on the inside of the grid

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • change of speed & direction
  • vision
  • close control
  • acceleration

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