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Take Sidestep – Cones Dribbling Drills – Soccer (Football) Ball Mastery Training for U10-U11

Take Sidestep – Cones Dribbling Drills – Soccer (Football) Ball Mastery Training for U10-U11

October 26, 2016

Cones dribbling drills adds speed of execution and accuracy to the soccer training which complements very well with the static ball control drills and dynamic ball mastery drills.
Good ball coordination and first touch skills are key ingredients to get these under your belt.

Soccer coaches should incorporate these drills in their soccer training or warm-up time before a soccer game.


This drill builds on the Take Sidestep (Static Ball Controls Drills for U8-U9) and Take Sidestep (Dynamic Ball Control Drills for U8-U9).

When starting with the right foot:
(Switch left and right below when starting with the left foot)

1. Take position on the left side of the first cone.
2. Take the ball through the middle of the first cones with the right foot.
3. Close in on the ball.
4. Once through the cones, take a wide step to the right and beyond the ball.
5. Take the ball with the left foot through the cones.
6. Step 1-5 is the same for the left foot.

Things to watch out for:

a. The take move through the cones is crucial. Guide the ball a bit, don’t kick it.
b. Keep the force and angle of the takes consistent.
c. Try to aim for the middle between cones and keep a 45° angle.

Lars Schelfhout is born in February 2006 and lives in Belgium.
He started his football career rather late as a U9.

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– Green: Easy (U8-U9)
– Yellow: Intermediate (U10-U11)
– Orange: Challenging (U12-U13)
– Red: Mastering (U14+)

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