Dribbling at the Cone

This is a good soccer dribbling drill for young soccer players to learn to dribble without opposition. It is a great drill to introduce different fakes and faints to gain an edge on the defender.

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Setup

Build a grid that is 20X10 yards with a cone in the middle of the grid. This grid will be for 3 players, so build additional grids as needed depending on the amount of players.

Instructions

Position the players where 2 players are on one end line and 1 player is on the other end line. The first person in the group of 2 will start with the ball. This player will dribble at the cone, change the direction of the ball as he makes a move (fake) around the cone. After moving past the cone, the player should increase his speed to finish at the other side of the grid. He then lays the ball off to the other player who performs the same fake on the cone. Play continues until the coach introduces a new fame at the cone.

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Variations

Here are some moves to perform are:

  • the scissors
  • the swerve
  • hard step, drop shoulder and change direction

Replace the cone with a defender.

Coaching Points

Make sure the players move towards the cone with the ball under total control. Make sure the is a good change of direction at the cone. Make sure they sell the move to the cone. After passing the cone, make sure the player has a burst of speed.

Drill Target Ages

  • U4, U-4, Under 4, 4 and Under
  • U5, U-5, Under 5, 5 and Under
  • U6, U-6, Under 6, 6 and Under
  • U7, U-7, Under 7, 7 and Under
  • U8, U-8, Under 8, 8 and Under
  • U9, U-9, Under 9, 9 and Under
  • U10, U-10, Under 10, 10 and Under
  • U11, U-11, Under 11, 11 and Under
  • U12, U-12, Under 12, 12 and Under

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Soccer Drill Titled: Dribbling at the Cone
Tagged: soccer dribbling drill, dribble drill, dribbling drills, soccer dribble
Published by: Chris Johnson
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