Soccer Triangle Goal Zones Training Drill

Triangle Goal Zones

The following soccer drill focuses on dribbling and close ball control. The football drills for kids here on this site are more fun related games and still very effective.

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 6+
Difficulty: Medium
Time: 15-25 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • 4 triangle cone goals
  • pinnies


  • each team defends 2 adjacent triangle goals
  • teams score by dribbling through cone goals with control


  • each team defends opposite triangle goals
  • teams can score on any goal
  • adjust spacing depending on the age and ability of the group if necessary

Coaching Points:

  • switch point of attack
  • quick transitions
  • set up defender
  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication
  • create space for others

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