Soccer Diamond Formation Training Drill

Diamond Formation

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • each player with a ball
  • good supply of cones


  • players dribble from cone to cone in the sequence as shown
  • players cannot dribble around cones (to avoid collisions)


  • specify how players must dribble (inside or outside of foot, left or right foot only etc.)
  • players perform a specific move in front of every (second) cone
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • agility and balance
  • contact surface of foot
  • change of speed & direction
  • close control
  • soft touch

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