Soccer 4v4 Cone Knock Down Training Drill

4v4 Cone Knock Down

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Finishing, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • 2 end zones 6-8yds deep
  • cones to mark off area
  • pinnies


  • team in possession passes the ball to knock over the opposing team’s cones from outside the end zone
  • each time a team scores the cone is put back up again


  • once a cone has been knocked over it stays down
  • once a cone has been knocked over it is added to the scoring teams side (6 cones on one side versus
  • 4 cones on the other)
  • limit number of touches
  • add a neutral player
  • play 5v5, 6v6 etc.
  • adjust size of field if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • switch point of attack
  • quick finish
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power

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