This exercise is meant to develop the players’ ball-control, reaction, and sense of locality. At a given sign from the coach, they must quickly find a half-cone outside the centre area.
Asking the following questions might be a good idea: - How should you dribble, when you hear the signal? - Which role does ball-control play in this exercise, when you have to stop quickly at the signal?
8 cones, 4 half-cones, and 8 balls
The area could be varied depending on player-level. Furthermore, the players could round a half-cone and after that return to the centre area.