Players compete in a large square with the aim of scoring by knocking off either of the balls placed on saucer cones in the middle. Players can set a larger area to create long range attempts at hitting the ball.

Aim: To improve passing and movement and shooting techniques in football / soccer.

Suitable for: U7’s and upwards

Equipment: Marked area appropriate size for age, 6 cones, 3 ball between 4 players

Organisation:  In a square 2 teams play against each attempting to keep possession and when the opportunity arises try and knock 1 of the balls off the cones in the middle of the square. If they are successful they score a point and the ball is given to the opposition.

If the ball goes out the square it is given to the team that did not knock it out.


  • Encourage players to increase tempo
  • Increase the marked area to promote passing and movement

Coaching Points

  • Emphasis is on 1st touch, keep ball out of feet and in the direction of supporting player
  • Communication is essential
  • Players encouraged to overlap to support and take players away
  • Shoot on sight