This is good if you have two different coloured bibs with two corresponding cone colours. However, don’t worry because, if you want to challenge your team, it can also work with a mixture of colours – there needs to be two bib and cone colours, though. The players need only remember that, for example, when the coach holds up the yellow bib, they need to make for the blue cone. Of course, it can work with three, or even more, different colours. Enough said about colour variations, let’s get on with it:
You mark out a practice area and place cones on one side of it. It does not really matter what the colour combinations are or if you place cones only on one side or on both sides.
Look at the animation: the players dribble the ball freely in the area.
- If the coach raises an arm, the ball is left immediately and each player seeks out another ball.
- If the coach raises the red or yellow bib, the players dribble around the corresponding cone and then return to the practice area.
Of course, the coach does not speak, he merely raises an arm or bib in a clear fashion.
- There are lots of variations on this, especially as regards the movements required on the pitch. Whoever has studied our soccer training in depth, will already have a repertoire of variations, so I do not need to list them off.
- Competition – who is the first back into the practice area?
- Always train using both legs!
- Clear commands
Category: Advanced training, youth training
Minimum group size: ?
Maximum group size: ?
Materials required: Each player has a ball, 4 ground markings for the practice area, variously coloured bibs and cones.
Field size: Corresponds to number of players practising.