Soccer Cannon Ball Training Drill

Cannon Ball

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 groups
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • good supply of balls


  • in pairs
  • players pass to their partner on opposite side
  • 2 players at one time attempt to dribble across grid without being hit
  • pass giver with most hits wins
  • switch roles after 4-5 minutes


  • one touch only for passing players
  • specify how players must pass/receive (left or right foot, inside or outside foot)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • low passes only
  • body mechanics
  • balance
  • first touch

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