Soccer Cone Knock Down # 4 Training Drill

Cone Knock Down # 4

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs)(8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Passing, Possession, Finishing

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • grid (30yds x 40yds)
  • end zones 4-5yds deep
  • cones to mark off area
  • tall cones
  • pinnies


  • each team defends the cones at their end of the grid
  • teams can score by knocking down one of the cones
  • if a cone is knock down it must stay down
  • players can shoot only from outside the end zone


  • play with 2 balls
  • limit number of touches
  • if a cone is knocked down the scoring team must take that cone and add it to their own line of cones
  • goal scorer must finish on one-touch
  • teams can knock down cones at both ends of the grid
  • adjust size of field and number of tall cones if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • quick decision making
  • quick finish
  • good angle of support
  • movement on and off the ball
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power

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