Supple material helps these flat markers withstand trampling.
Easy to learn
The arrow shape shows you which direction to move in.
The markers’ bright colours make them visible from up to 25 m away.
Introducing the Essential collection
We watched players on the field and spent a lot of time talking to coaches to establish their needs when setting up drills: marking points on the ground, dodging, etc. And so, the Essential collection was designed: It's made up of clever, affordable products that serve a major purpose (marking out drills, creating targets, etc.) to help you run fun, effective training sessions for all age groups. The Essential markers let you mark out an area. Follow the story!
The Essential collection explained:
"We wanted to create a simple product that has always been part of the sport. The goal was to take a fresh look at an object that was often taken for granted. The flat markers are used in all drills. We added a unique shape to reflect Kipsta's strong identity: even training markers can look good!"
A unique design for more practical drills
"Here are some examples of how the design helps your training sessions:
- No more packaging. The flat cones come with just a sticker
- Their pyramid shape makes the ball's reaction more realistic: it bounces off the sides of the marker
- The matte arrow on the cone shows you which direction to go during drills: you enter on one side and leave on the other
- And they're easy to throw onto the ground with one hand so you can get your drills set up quickly!"
Reliability and durability tested on the field
A strong visual design is important. But a reliable, safe marker is even better. So to test the durability of the Essential cones, we ran various demanding field tests. Budding soccer players had fun testing their durability by walking all over the cones!
Design and testing
"The Essential collection was created in 2017 to make training easier and more affordable. The range has been tested in the field and improved based on trainer feedback:
'We worked with a dozen coaches on long-term tests. We were able to gradually enhance our products, such as the colour and field type, and their level of durability."
The environment is something that is very close to our hearts, so we worked hard to reduce these cones’ environmental impact. In addition to optimising the consumption of materials and eliminating the packaging, these markers are produced as close as possible to our stores to reduce transport emissions: in Portugal for our European stores, and in China for our Asian stores.
The result is a 14% drop in CO2 emissions.
Kick your training up a notch and try Decathlon Coach
The Decathlon Coach app was developed so users could follow training programs created by certified coaches. In addition to running and walking, the app now offers specific soccer training programs that help and coach you through individual training sessions. Download the free app at: https://www.decathloncoach.com/en/home/