Soccer training – Tackling - Exercise:

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Soccer drill procedure

In this drill the distances between the stations play a large role. The smaller the distance of the offense from the cone gates, the more likely the breakthrough will succeed. Fast passing increases the chances for the offense. Therefore, vary the distances in the action and let the drill run longer. In combination with enhancing the drill, the players can be improved, and you will marvel at how creative your team is.


The action begins with the defensive player (orange). He passes to the ball distributor (blue), who turns and passes to one of the two offense players. The offense then tries to reach the cone gate on his side. The offense and defense can swap groups after the action. The lead player is replaced after 5 passes.


- The defender has to go around a cone at a suitable distance after his pass before he attacks.

Soccer coach tips

- Demand fast passing
- Correct errors individually

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 7
Maximum group size: 13
Materials required: Enough balls, 2 small ground markers, 5 cones
Field size: According to group’s ability

In this drill the distances between the stations play a large role