3 Station Drill: Coordinative Focus + Finishing

  • Organisation

    • Big goal
    • 12 cones
    • Coordination ladder
    • Balls
  • Process

    • Three different stations are completed by small groups (3 players each):
    • Shooting from the edge of the penalty box
    • Blue cones mark the "waiting point" for the next player (at least 2 meter distance)
    • Set up a zone for the coach, to keep the distance to him when shooting on goal

    Station 1:

    Dribble through the cone course:

    (Execution: only right, only left, alternating left/ right, inside/ outside of the foot, sool. Finish with the right foot.

    Station 2:

    Different drills within the coordination ladder:

    • 2 contacts inside, 1 contact outside; 2 contacts inside, 3 contacts outside; 1 contact inside, 2 contacts outside; 3 contacts inside, 1 contacts outside (stay on one side)
    • Variations are possible and can be adapted to quality of players
    • Finally, play a one-two with the coach and shoot on goal

    Station 3:

    Speed dribbling towards the cones. Use a body feint to cut the cone on the inside, dribble past it and finish with the left foot.

  • Tip

    Coaching Points:

    • Tight ball control

    • Pick your head up before shooting on goal

    • Make the drill a competition; the team to score more goals in a certain time wins

Training Set

Main point


25 min


U13, U23+


1 vs. 1, Catch / Save, Inside of the foot, Laces, Outside of the foot, Ball control, Dribbling


Coordination & Speed Training

General Training Goals


Training examples

Training Organization

Number of Players

9 players

Form of Training

Group training

Skill Level

Professional, Advanced

Participating Players

Whole team


1 goalie


Motivational training, Offensive behaviors

Spatial Behavior


Training Location

Grass field, Turf field

Author: Tom Pilarski

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