This drill helps the player work on establishing a good base and fielding the ball out in front.

Set Up

  • Drill can be done anywhere on field.
  • Coach places cones inside the defensive players feet and at tip of triangle.


  1. First, players get in proper defensive position and coach places cones on inside of feet and at tip of triangle.
  2. Players then step back and line up.
  3. Coach says, “Ready, go.”
  4. Players run up to the cones and get in defensive position, then fall back and do it again.

Coaching Tips

  • Players should be focusing on their approach and on setting up properly when they reach
    the cones.
  • Remember, cone placement will depend on player size. Larger players will need a larger triangle.