Soccer Different Color Cones Training Drill

Different Color Cones

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Basic Information

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

Field Preparation:

  • in pairs
  • each player with a ball
  • grid (20yds x 30yds)
  • cones to mark off area
  • different colour cones


  • each pair decides on a leader and follower
  • if leader dribbles around a cone his partner has to dribble around the same color cone
  • follower cannot dribble around exactly the same cone
  • switch roles after 1-2 minutes
  • each successful sequence is awarded a point (pair with best score after 2 (4) rounds wins)


  • specify how players must dribble (left or right foot, inside or outside foot etc.)
  • same rules as before, leaders perform a specific move in front of a cone
  • groups of three or four
  • start activity with players carrying the ball in their hands as a warm up
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • vision
  • communication
  • close control
  • change of speed & direction

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