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The soccer drills listed below are age specific soccer drills for Under 17 Soccer Drills (U17 U-17 Soccer Drills), Under 18 Soccer Drills (U18 U-18 Soccer Drills), and Under 19 Soccer Drills (U19 U-19 Soccer Drills), High School Soccer Drills, Soccer Games and Soccer Training Sessions.

4.43
out of 42
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67191 Views
Soccer Drills 1 v 1 to Goal
1 v 1 to Goal is a great soccer drill to improve goal scoring. This drill focuses on beating the last defender, staying in control of the ball and finishing with a good shot on goal.
4.42
out of 200
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272623 Views
Soccer Drills Four Corners Passing Game
The Four Corners Passing Game is a great soccer drill to focus on passing, changing the point of the attack, and timing of runs and passes.
4.42
out of 55
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97530 Views
Soccer Drills 4v4 + Target Players with 2 Goals
This is a great 4v4 soccer game that teaches players to play into their target player. This adds a more realistic twist to the normal 4 on 4 soccer game.
4.41
out of 32
votes
62486 Views
Soccer Drills 4v4, To Lines or Small Goals
This 4v4 soccer game is the smallest version of a full sided soccer game. The 4v4 soccer game will focus on all aspects of the game of soccer including: attacking, defending, passing, receiving, support, penetration, and spreading the field.
4.41
out of 73
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93723 Views
Soccer Drills Defensive Overlapping Drill
This is a great drill to teach fullbacks to overlap midfielders and getting the defenders into the attack. This is a great starting point to teaching defensive overlaps.
4.40
out of 62
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103526 Views
Soccer Drills 3v2 Flying Changes
This drill is designed to focus on all aspects of the game in a 3v2 situation. Mainly runs of attackers, angle of support, passing vs. shooting decisions, defensive shape, and recovery runs, along with working on mental attentiveness.
4.40
out of 15
votes
81499 Views
Soccer Drills 5v5 Dribbling Game
This 5v5 soccer dribbling game is more of a realistic setting to help focus on improving dribbling skills. Because fo the large number of players, players are forced to make decisions to dribble, pass, or shoot.
4.39
out of 38
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84434 Views
Soccer Drills Soccer End Zone Game
The soccer end zone game is a great soccer drill that will help coaches focus on all aspects of attacking and defending in soccer. With incorporating end zones into the game it gives players a chance to learn to attack space behind the defense and allows defenders to learn how to deny space behind them.
4.38
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169455 Views
Soccer Drills Attacking from the Midfield
This attacking soccer drill focuses on building an attack from the midfield and focuses on the midfield players getting forward into the attacking third.
4.38
out of 13
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41153 Views
Soccer Drills 2v1 and 1v1 Possession Game
This soccer drill focuses on both possession and penetration. It will help teaching communication and switching the point of attack to keep possession and penetrate the defense.
4.38
out of 63
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111927 Views
Soccer Drills 4V4 With 5 Goals Inside The 18
This is one of my favorite soccer finishing drills as it works on every aspect of finishing inside the 18 yard box. Important soccer finishing skills such as chipping, crossing, heading, finishing and composure in the 18.
4.38
out of 61
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98771 Views
Soccer Drills 4v4 Playing Wide Out of the Back
This drill is designed to get players to play balls wide when playing from the back (defensive third of the field). Players will recognize that they will find more time and space in the outsides of the fields and be relieving the center of the field from dangerous play.
4.38
out of 40
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75898 Views
Soccer Drills 5 Pass Possession Game
This is a great passing drill that focuses on holding possession and completing a series of passes. This possession passing drill will work on awareness, speed of play, support, and movement to maintain possession.
4.37
out of 27
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62978 Views
Soccer Drills Target Players
This attacking drill focuses on the target players in the attacking third of the field.
4.36
out of 56
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90829 Views
Soccer Drills 4v4 Zone Game
This possession soccer drill will helps players keep possession for a purpose with short/long passing combinations. Also allows one to focus on defensive transition by quickly close down space and eliminate passing lanes.
4.36
out of 25
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83079 Views
Soccer Drills Goalkeeper - Arc Drill 1
This goalkeeper drill is designed to focus on proper footwork, stance, and movement along the goalkeeper arc.
4.35
out of 77
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78335 Views
Soccer Drills Cross - Finish Under Pressure
This crossing and finishing drill is great for focusing on crossing under pressure and finishing under pressure. It is also a great drill to improve the players fitness level.

4.35
out of 57
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87002 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations Part II
This soccer drill is very similar to drill Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations as it too focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This drill adds a slightly different pattern and encourages good movement off the ball.
4.34
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138240 Views
Soccer Drills Attack vs. Defence Shooting and Defending Drill
This drill is one that the kids love. The players will get to work on both attacking (shooting) and defending skills and if ran correctly, very fast paced.
4.34
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81558 Views
Soccer Drills Soccer Control and Trapping Small Sided Game
This is a great exercise that focuses on control and trapping. It’s a great trapping drill that helps focus on when and where to receive the ball.
4.33
out of 24
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74370 Views
Soccer Drills Goalkeeper - Down Up Drill
This goalkeeper drill is designed to help goalkeepers get up quickly from the ground and get set for a shot.
4.33
out of 15
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27247 Views
Soccer Drills Passing to Beat the Defender
This game is to focus on passing to beat the defender. This 2v2 game works on passing and moving and finding open space between the two endline defenders to pass to the space behind the defenders.
4.33
out of 54
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99295 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Defending the Dribble with Teammate
The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble while working with a teammate. This teaches young soccer players to work together with your teammate to shut down the attacker.
4.33
out of 21
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41443 Views
Soccer Drills Soccer Tennis
Soccer Tennis is a great game to focus on volleys and balls out of the air. It can be played virtually anywhere and the older kids will love it.
4.32
out of 31
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70235 Views
Soccer Drills Dribbling Warm-up Drill
This is a great dribbling warm-up drill that will get players many touches on the ball in a short time.
4.32
out of 38
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73237 Views
Soccer Drills Trapping and Controlling the Ball with Back to Goal
This soccer receiving drill will focus on chest, thigh, and fast traps and control. This teaches players to turn, shield, or play the way they are facing when their back is to goal.
4.31
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146916 Views
Soccer Drills Diagonal Soccer Shooting Drill
This is a simple soccer shooting drill that is great for warm-up to a shooting practice or warm-up prior to a game.
4.31
out of 49
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69412 Views
Soccer Drills Indoor Shooting Drill
This is a great indoor soccer shooting drill to use while practicing indoors. This indoor soccer shooting drill also touches on dribbling, passing, using the walls, and finally shooting on goal.
4.31
out of 13
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39407 Views
Soccer Drills Handling Flighted Balls
This receiving soccer drill focuses on passing and receiving flighted balls during warm-up.
4.30
out of 33
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55175 Views
Soccer Drills 4v2 Angle of Support
This 4v2 soccer game will help perfect early support, movement without the ball, and good angle and distance of support.
4.30
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189806 Views
Soccer Drills Crossing, Finishing, Shooting Drill
This soccer drill is a great training tool to perfect crossing, finishing and heading in soccer. Check out more soccer drills, soccer crossing drills, soccer finishing drills and soccer heading drills.
4.30
out of 64
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112591 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2+4 Passing, Possession, Combination
This 2v2+4 soccer drill will focus on passing, possession, and combination play. This is a great small sided soccer game when you want to perfect composure of players in tight spaces.
4.29
out of 75
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84074 Views
Soccer Drills Winger Taking on Outside Fullback
This dribbling game focuses on winger players taking on the outside fullbacks in the offensive third of the field.
4.29
out of 58
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88960 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Defending the Dribble
The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble. This drills focus can be modified to focus on the first attacker taking on the defender.
4.29
out of 24
votes
71591 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1, 1v2, 2v2 - 4 goal game
This 1v1 soccer drill puts soccer players in 1v1 situations with multiple goals. 1v1 soccer helps players focus on penetration by forcing the player to dribbling to beat their opponent and allows players to make the attack unpredictable through creativity. Your kids will love this soccer drill!
4.28
out of 58
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107176 Views
Soccer Drills Attacking the End Line Crossing Game
This drill focuses on attacking from the end line from the flanks and serving a ball in. This is a great crossing game to isolate the flank players and getting them to serve the ball in front of the goal.
4.28
out of 82
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109886 Views
Soccer Drills Power/Finness with a Twist
This shooting and finishing soccer drill focuses on being comfortable striking long shots as well as close range shots/volleys/headers.
4.28
out of 18
votes
40582 Views
Soccer Drills Trapping and Controlling the ball Facing Defender
The object of this soccer drill is to work on trapping and control with the foot, thigh, and chest while facing an opponent.
4.27
out of 41
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47283 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Play with Crossing and Finishing
This is a great cross and finish drill that allows you to focus on a short build-up, combination play, timing of runs, and crossing and finishing.
4.27
out of 59
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90286 Views
Soccer Drills Flighted Balls in the 18
This soccer drill is designed to focus on chipping, trapping and shooting inside the 18. If you need your team to feel more comfortable inside the penalty box, you have to practice there.
4.26
out of 68
votes
149351 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2 Quick Attacking Soccer Drill
This 2v2 soccer drill is a great game to work on quick attacking and defending skills. It is a very fast paced and dynamic soccer game that the kids will love.
4.25
out of 57
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120342 Views
Soccer Drills Soccer Pass and Move Drill
This soccer passing drill is a great drill to teach players movement, awareness, accuracy, timing, first touch and passing with all parts of the foot. Good pass and move soccer drill.
4.25
out of 36
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63369 Views
Soccer Drills Goalkeeper Warm-up Drill
This is a great soccer goalkeeper warm-up drill. This is a great warm-up to add to the pregame warm-up. Goalkeepers will love this warm-up.
4.25
out of 20
votes
33706 Views
Soccer Drills Team Tactics Dribbling in the Attacking Third
This is a great team tactic dribbling drill that focuses on when and where to dribble in the attacking third.
4.24
out of 21
votes
50540 Views
Soccer Drills Goalkeeper - Side-to-Side
This goalkeeper soccer drill focuses on the goalkeepers side shuffle (side-to-side) movement as well as quickly getting up from the ground recovering from a dive.
4.24
out of 67
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122998 Views
Soccer Drills Speed of Play Warm-up
This soccer drill is a great warm-up to sessions relating to speed of play. Players must have a good grasp of basic passing and receiving skills to successfully execute this soccer drill.
4.22
out of 18
votes
73147 Views
Soccer Drills Quick Transition Game
This soccer drill is a great way to focus on attacking and defending and is great for teaching the basic principals of soccer. The game can be modified to teach many aspects of the game.
4.22
out of 32
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103851 Views
Soccer Drills Small-Sided Shooting and Finishing Game
This small sided shooting and finishing game is a great shooting drill that focuses on shooting and finishing.
4.21
out of 24
votes
56257 Views
Soccer Drills Goalkeeper - Shooting Angle
This Goalkeeping Shooting Angle Drill is great for improving Goalkeeper positioning and angles when being shot on. This drill focuses on correct footwork, proper angles, and quickly setting the goalkeepers feet for the shot.
4.21
out of 42
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64328 Views
Soccer Drills Three Goal Shooting Drill
This is a great soccer shooting drill for getting rapid shots on multiple goals and is also a great source of fitness.

4.21
out of 48
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78854 Views
Soccer Drills Finding the Target Player
This drill is designed to encourage midfield and defensive players to look up field to find the "Target Player" and play to that Target player.
4.21
out of 57
votes
132274 Views
Soccer Drills Across-Field Warm-Up
This soccer drill is mainly focused on technical skills during warm up. This is a great drill to do at the beginning of each game.
4.20
out of 49
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56583 Views
Soccer Drills Diamond Passing Combination
This soccer passing drill focuses on quick ball movement and combinations. Use this soccer combination drill to clean up first touch and tight passing, or spread it out and work on long passing.
4.19
out of 21
votes
54024 Views
Soccer Drills Trapping and Control with No Opposition
The purpose of this drill is to to practice trapping and control with the foot, chest, and thigh.
4.18
out of 57
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59782 Views
Soccer Drills Shooting, Combo, 1v1 Shooting Drill
This is a great shooting drill that focuses on making a move before shooting, making a 1-2 combination play before shooting, then taking on a defender 1v1 before shooting.
4.17
out of 23
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56782 Views
Soccer Drills Goalkeeper - Arc Drill 2
This goalkeeper drill is a great goalkeeper drill designed to focus on the goalkeepers movement along the goalkeepers arc in order to keep proper angle in the goal.
4.17
out of 18
votes
66731 Views
Soccer Drills Crossing/Finishing Drill
This crossing and finishing drill focuses on attacking within the 18 yard box. This soccer drill mainly focuses on crossing, shooting, and heading.
4.17
out of 23
votes
72364 Views
Soccer Drills 2v2 Dribbling to Beat the Defender
This drill helps players recognize when to dribble, pass, or get off a shot once the first defender is beaten.
4.16
out of 31
votes
63610 Views
Soccer Drills Improving Combination Play
This soccer drill will help improve combination play as well as switching the point of attack. Use this soccer drill when you are organizing a soccer practice around passing and moving.
4.15
out of 72
votes
97156 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Shooting & Finishing Drill
This is a dynamic shooting and finishing soccer drill that will focus on the timing of the combination play, touching the ball with your back to the defender, and having a quick tight turn and a shot on goal.
4.14
out of 37
votes
67461 Views
Soccer Drills Passing Combination | 1-2 | Wall Pass | One-Two
This soccer passing and combination drill focuses on passing and receiving ground balls and performing a one-two (1-2) and a wall pass around the defender.
4.14
out of 22
votes
47498 Views
Soccer Drills 3v1 Early Support
This soccer drill focuses on supporting the player with the ball including early support, moving without the ball, and good angle and distance of support.

4.14
out of 14
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36466 Views
Soccer Drills Dribbling with speed, recognizing when to dribble
This dribbling soccer drill will help players recognize when to make runs and get comfortable making those runs with speed.
4.13
out of 31
votes
89181 Views
Soccer Drills Defensive Speed Course
This soccer fitness drill is designed to improve defensive speed and quickness in front of the goal. This is desitned to be more of a fitness training drill than a technical or tactical defensive soccer training drill.
4.12
out of 108
votes
102457 Views
Soccer Drills Three Person Passing Combination
This a passing combination drill that involves 3 player at a time. The combination sequence that will help perfect passing, combination play, movement off the ball, and will help improve player’s fitness level.
4.11
out of 97
votes
74822 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Shooting Drills

This is a shooting drill that focuses on combination play and building up for a shot on goal. There are multiple combination ideas to progressively make the shooting drill more difficult.

4.10
out of 80
votes
93394 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Crossing Drill
This combination crossing and finishing drill will focus on crosses within the 18 and is designed to help players become comfortable on crosses inside the 18.
4.09
out of 22
votes
80442 Views
Soccer Drills 3-Minute Shooting Drill
This soccer drill allows the coach to focus on shooting, goalkeeping and clearing balls from the back. This is a great competition that would be perfect for a warmup to a shooting or clearing practice.
4.06
out of 78
votes
120824 Views
Soccer Drills 3v1 Rotating Defenders
This 3v1 game will focus on keeping possession in a tight space. Work on passing, decision making, movement on and off the ball as well as improve communication.
4.04
out of 25
votes
46613 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations
This drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. Coaches can focus on short and long 1-2's and improve movement off the ball.
4.04
out of 46
votes
58266 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Shooting Rotation Drill
This soccer shooting and finishing drill focuses on combination play and build-up before getting the shot off. It is a great shooting soccer drill to focus on burying the ball with a shot after a small combination play.
4.02
out of 56
votes
41976 Views
Soccer Drills Center Mid Passing Combination 2
This is a great combination passing drill that will help focus on center mid play and playing diagonal balls in the direction they are facing.
4.00
out of 40
votes
39425 Views
Soccer Drills Triangle Combination Passing Drill

This is a passing drill that focuses on combination play in a small area. You can focus on pace of the pass, angle of the pass, weight of the pass, timing of the runs before and after the pass, one-two’s, and movement.

4.00
out of 31
votes
57841 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Shooting with Dummy Run
This combination shooting drill focuses on shooting and finishing within the 18. It starts with a dummy run stepping over the ball, then a combination play ending with a shot on goal.
4.00
out of 11
votes
41226 Views
Soccer Drills Passing and Receiving Warm-up
This soccer warm-up drill focuses on passing and receiving and can be used for players 9 years and older. It's a good drill that can be tweaked to focus on any types of passing or receiving skills.
4.00
out of 8
votes
33398 Views
Soccer Drills Attacking from the Back
This soccer drill focuses on building an attack from the back starting with the keeper’s distribution. When performed on a full field this drill demands a great deal of fitness as it should be executed at top speed in a continuous fashion.
3.98
out of 55
votes
94969 Views
Soccer Drills Soccer Fitness - Improving Reaction and Acceleration
This is a soccer fitness drill that focuses on improving reaction time and acceleration.
3.94
out of 18
votes
52596 Views
Soccer Drills Dribbling to Beat Defenders, Take on Defenders
This drill is a great soccer drill to teach players to dribble at and beat defenders. It also focuses on other aspects of the game such as passing, receiving, and support. Teaches players to take on defenders.
3.93
out of 28
votes
55709 Views
Soccer Drills Indoor Dribbling and Passing Drill
This indoor soccer drill is great for warm-up to your indoor soccer practice. This focuses on dribbling and passing warm-up indoors.
3.88
out of 34
votes
57703 Views
Soccer Drills Circle Passing Combination Drill
The circle passing combination drill will focus on passing, communication, playing with speed, and playing to feet. This is a great passing warm-up drill that can be a great start to a passing practice.
3.81
out of 69
votes
47887 Views
Soccer Drills Center Mid Passing Combination 1
This is a great combination passing drill that will help focus on combination play and playing diagonal balls.
3.50
out of 30
votes
55109 Views
Soccer Drills Circle Passing Overlap Combination
The circle passing overlap combination drill will focus on passing, combination play, overlapping, playing with speed, and playing to feet. This is a great passing warm-up drill that can be a great start to a passing practice that incorporates overlapping.

The soccer drills listed below are age specific soccer drills for Under 17 Soccer Drills (U17 U-17 Soccer Drills), Under 18 Soccer Drills (U18 U-18 Soccer Drills), and Under 19 Soccer Drills (U19 U-19 Soccer Drills), High School Soccer Drills, Soccer Games and Soccer Training Sessions.

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