Soccer Cone Knock Down # 6 Training Drill

Cone Knock Down # 6

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 3 teams
  • each player with a ball
  • cones to mark off area
  • tall cones placed 3-5yds behind each side line as shown
  • pinnies optional
  • repeat setup to accommodate entire team


  • each player must dribble with a ball at all times
  • each team tries to knock down opponent’s cones and defend their own from inside the grid
  • a team is eliminated if all its cones are knocked down


  • play with only 2 teams at one time
  • each team only has one ball
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • communication
  • head up
  • change of speed & direction
  • deception
  • set up defender
  • decision making
  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • placement versus power

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