Alligator rivers

This session helps players brush up on their passing, their runs off the ball, dribbling and close-range finishing.

Set up

Set up an area of cones five-yards out from the end zone.

How to play it

Inside the main area, have the all players try to dribble through the river of cones. If they get through the river without hitting a cone (alligator) they can try to take out the big alligator (the net).  But if they hit a cone (alligator) they must go back to the start and try again.


Good technique should be praised as there are a lot of decisions to make when taking a run through the cones. Finishing is important here, after the hard work of getting through the cones.

Variation - Allow for some of the players to be alligator nets.  They would stand amongst the cones and try to steal the dribble.