Soccer Crossroads Training Drill


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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • 4 groups
  • each player with a ball
  • supply of cones
  • repeat setup to accommodate the entire team


  • each group behind the cones as shown
  • when coach calls out a number the first player of each group dribbles past the same number of
  • cones, turns and dribbles back to his group
  • all players dribble on the left (right) side of the cones
  • next player repeats sequence until coach changes the number


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, sole, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players dribble zig zag around cones
  • adjust number of cones and distance between cones if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • close control
  • body mechanics
  • agility and balance
  • soft touches
  • tight turns

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