Soccer Ball Maze w Cone Goals Training Drill

Ball Maze w Cone Goals

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • half of group with ball
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cone goals (2-4yds)


  • players with a ball score a point by dribbling through a cone goal
  • players without a ball try to steal a ball and score by dribbling through a cone goal themselves
  • players cannot try to take the ball back from the player who stole it
  • play multiple rounds and allow everyone to have a chance to beat their own score


  • vary number of balls (more balls = easier, fewer balls = harder)
  • vary number of cone goals
    adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • shielding
  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control

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