Soccer Cone Knock Down # 8 Training Drill

Cone Knock Down # 8

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • tall cones as targets
  • good supply of balls for continuous play
  • pinnies


  • teams score by knocking down the cones on the opponents goal line
  • players put cones back up


  • play 2v2, 4v4 etc.
  • cones stay down
  • scoring shot must come on a first touch
  • add a neutral player
  • limit number of touches
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group

Coaching Points:

  • quality of preparation touch
  • aggressive and positive mentality
  • vision and anticipation
  • placement versus power
  • positioning to gain an advantage
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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