Players pass the ball backwards and forwars to each other aiming to get the ball between the gaps made by four cones.

Aim: To improve control and 1st touch

Suitable for: Under 9's and upwards Equipment:

Marked area, 4 cones, 1 ball.

No. of players: 2 upwards (more players can form lines at each end taking turns)

How: Players pass the ball between each other over approximately 20m using limited touches. Driven pass through the middle cones and firm side footed pass with curl through the outer cones.


  • This drill can be made more difficult by gradually Increasing tempo or speed.
  • Limit players to only two touches.
  • Passes must leave the ground
  • Receiving player can move left or right to encourage passing player to keep his head up.

Coaching Points

  • Concentrate on weight of pass - not too soft or too firm.
  • Focus on accuracy.
  • Aim to get the first touch out of feet to the left or to the right ready for return pass.

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