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Soccer drill procedure

This drill is defined by duels during the sequence. The aim is to stop a goal from being scored and to dribble through the cone goal on the other side. It is important to quickly switch between passing and defending. If this does not happen, it is fairly easy for the attacker to be successful.


We’ll post two groups to the left and right of the goal. The group on the left side has the balls. Another two groups are positioned on the left and right sides, far away from the goal. These groups are on the same line as the cone goal. The group on the right side has the balls. On the coach’s command, the first players with a ball start into the practice field and pass to the opposite side. The ball is controlled by the receiver. The player on the left side of the practice field starts towards a shot on goal; the player on the other side tried to dribble through the cone goal.

The starting players become defenders on the diagonally opposite side. After the play, the players switch to the group that is opposite their starting group.


- Conduct the soccer drill from the opposite side
- The passer disrupts the player he passed to

Soccer coach tips

- Pay attention to aggressive defense
- Players don’t start until the signal has been given!

Organisation of the soccer training drill

Category: Advanced training, children’s training, youth training, seniors
Minimum group size: 8 + goalie
Maximum group size: 12 + goalie
Materials required: Enough balls, 2 cones, 1 goal
Field size: The distances can be varied, but must be big enough that the defenders have a chance to disrupt the players.

This drill is defined by duels during the sequence