Soccer Center Cone Goals # 2 Training Drill

Center Cone Goals # 2

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Basic Information

Age Group (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players 4+
Difficulty Easy
Time 15-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grids (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • cone goals (4-5yds)
  • pinnies
  • repeat setup to accommodate team


  • each team defends and attacks one goal
  • teams can score from both sides
  • teams score by dribbling through cone goal


  • teams can score on any goal
  • minimum of three touches
  • adjust size of field and/or cone goals depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:


  • decision making
  • change of direction and speed
  • deception
  • setting up defender
  • protecting the ball
  • vision


  • delay and channel
  • timing and decision to tackle
  • angle and distance of cover
  • intercept pass
  • changing role of pressure and cover
  • visual and verbal communication

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