Soccer Cone Knock Down # 2 Training Drill

Cone Knock Down # 2

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each pair with a ball
  • centre grid (15yds x 15yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • tall cones as targets
  • pinnies


  • each player on one side of the grid has a partner directly opposite
  • one player passes the ball towards his partner and tries to knock over a cone in the center grid
  • the pass must be made from outside the grid
  • players put cones back up once all cones get knocked over
  • pair with most points after 4 minutes wins


  • specify how players must pass (left or right foot, inside or outside foot, high or low etc.)
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • body mechanics
  • balance
  • weight of pass
  • accuracy

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