Three-Cone Passing Drill

Chris Johnson 4,633 Views Rating 0 (0 Reviews)

The three-cone passing drill focuses on passing, awareness, and movement after the pass. This is a great warmup to focus on passing technique and movement after the pass.

Soccer Drill Diagram: Three-Cone Passing Drill

three cone soccer passing drill

This is a soccer passing drill that will focus on passing and moving after the pass.
Drill Setup

  1. Create an 8-yard triangle using three cones.
  2. Have two players start on one of the three cones, leaving one empty.
  3. One player starts with the ball.
Drill Instructions

  1. As players pass the ball, they must move to the open cone. 
  2. As the passing player moves to the open cone, his cone becomes open and available for the next passer.
  3. Play continues for 2 minutes.
Drill Variations

  • Increase or decrease the size of the field
  • Limit the touches to 1-touch passing
  • Add a combination or 1-2 pass 
Drill Coaching Points

  • Good passing technique
  • Crisp passes
  • Good weight of passes
  • Movement immediately after the pass
  • Play in 2 touch

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