Soccer and many other sports require not only agility, but the ability to make explosive movements. Some examples of this in soccer are having a burst of speed to beat a defender, or “exploding” vertically to reach a ball in the air for a header.
Side to side jumps are an exercise that can help players accomplish such movements.
Use shorter cones to emphasize development of speed and taller cones to emphasize development of strength.
Incorporate side jumps into other exercises like t-drills for a multi-dimensional workout.