Soccer Cone Knock Down # 1 Training Drill

Cone Knock Down # 1

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 5+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 5-10 min.
Emphasis: Passing

Field Preparation:

  • groups of 5
  • grid (20yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • play 4v1
  • players on the outside of the grid pass the ball around the defender in the grid in attempt to knock down the cone with a pass
  • defender attempts to prevent the cone from being knocked down
  • switch defenders often


  • specify how players must pass (left or right foot, inside or outside foot)
  • place a ball on a flat cone as a target instead of using a tall cone
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • weight of pass
  • accuracy
  • disguise
  • vision
  • constant movement
  • communication is vital
  • good angle of support

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