Soccer 1v1 Scattered Cone Goals Training Drill

1v1 Scattered Cone Goals

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs)
Number of Players: 4+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-15 min.
Emphasis:  Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goals (3-5yds)
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • attackers vs. defenders
  • attacking player attempts to dribble through defender’s cone goal
  • defending player attempts to win the ball and scores by dribbling through any of the two cone goals in a counterattack
  • play continues until goal is scored or ball goes out of bounce
  • goals can be scored from both sides
  • teams switch roles after 5-8 minutes


  • play starts with a pass from the defender to the attacker
  • coach feeds the ball in (high/low throw, high/low pass)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • soft touch

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