Soccer Cone Goal Dribbling # 1 Training Drill

Cone Goal Dribbling # 1

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area


  • players dribble diagonally through cone goals to other group as shown


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • players self-pass through cone goal and dribble to other group
  • players pass simultaneously through cone goal to another player who dribbles diagonally to other group
  • players perform a move on cone goal line and then dribble diagonally to other group
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

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

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