Soccer Drills and Soccer Tips for Coaching Youth Soccer!


Under 5, Under 6 , Under 7, and Under 8 Soccer Drills

The soccer drills listed are age specific soccer drills. These are Under 5 Soccer Drills (U5 U-5 Soccer Drills), Under 6 Soccer Drills (U6 U-6 Soccer Drills), Under 7 Soccer Drills (U7 U-7 Soccer Drills), Under 8 Soccer Drills (U8 U-8 Soccer Drills), Soccer Games and Soccer Training Sessions.

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Soccer Drills Ouch!
This drill should be used with younger players (U6 and U8) to introduce dribbling, looking up and properly striking the ball ball at a target. And best of all, it's FUN!
4.41
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Soccer Drills Shadow Dribbling
This soccer dribbling drill uses partners who do not attempt to gain possession of the ball, but adds extra pressure as the following dribbler attempts to imitate the lead dribblers every move.
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Soccer Drills Sharks and Minnows
This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 player and their ability to dribble out of pressure. This drill can be used to focus on the player using their body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.
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Soccer Drills Pirates of the Pugg
This soccer drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.
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Soccer Drills The Numbers Game
This drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This focuses on the individual dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.
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Soccer Drills Angle of Support Possession Drill
This soccer passing drill is a great drill for teaching young players angle of support and spacing.
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Soccer Drills 1v1 50/50 to Goal Team Competition
The purpose of this soccer drill is to work on soccer fitness, scoring soccer goals, soccer shooting, soccer goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls. This is a fun soccer drill for the younger soccer player.
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Soccer Drills 1v1 Competition
This drill is great to focus on 1v1 play. It is flexible and can be used to work on the offensive side or the defensive side. On the offensive side you can get attackers to attack the defenders with speed, quick change of pace with an explosive touch to get away, getting behind the defensive players and shooting at half chances. On the defensive side, you can focus on closing down quickly, forcing the attacker to the side and closing down the attack.
4.29
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Soccer Drills Red Light, Green Light
This soccer dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 Players. This drill will focus on dribbling with the ball close in order to stop quickly.
4.28
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Soccer Drills Head/Catch Game
This soccer game is more of a fun activity. When players need a break from the normal drills, need a reward from hard work, or if you just want to let the players goof around. It focuses on listening and reaction skills.
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Soccer Drills Four Corners Aggressiveness and Fitness Drill
This soccer drill focuses on aggressiveness in winning 50/50 balls and fitness. This drill will be more beneficial for players under 8 and older.
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Soccer Drills 3v3 Plus 3
This drill focuses on keeping possession. Passing, receiving, movement, and angle of support can be singled out. Causes players to look up and be aware of the surrounding players.
4.25
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Soccer Drills Simon Says
This soccer dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 players. This drill focuses on dribbling and keeping close control for quick instructions. Also works on listening skills for the younger player.
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Soccer Drills HItters and Dodgers
The Hitters and Dodgers soccer drill is a great warm-up and drill for younger players under 5 through under 9. This soccer drill is great for teach players to dribble and then getting their heads up to make a pass. This soccer drill is SO much fun and the younger age group players LOVE this soccer drill.
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Soccer Drills Jam-Packed Soccer Dribbling Drill
This soccer dribbling drill will give players confidence while dribbling through congested areas on the soccer field.
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Soccer Drills The Flag Game - Dribbling in Tight Spaces
This soccer drill is designed to focus on young soccer players learning to dribble in tight spaces. This will help young players keep their eyes up and to become aware of their surroundings. This soccer drill also helps players keep close possession while dribbling.
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Soccer Drills Dribbling warmup
This soccer drill is a great warm-up drill that allows players to work on touching the ball with all parts of the foot. If you want to improve players footwork and dribbling skills this is a good start to each practice.
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Soccer Drills World Cup Soccer Drill
The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.
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Soccer Drills Team Reaction Dribbling Drill
Create a small grid approximately 20X20 yards. From each of the four corners, place a flag about 7-10 yards from the corner cone. Each player should have a ball inside the grid.
4.21
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Soccer Drills Traffic Jam Dribbling Game
This game is just out right fun! The kids will have a blast playing this game. This drill is ideal for kids who know how to dribble but just need to learn to get their heads up and dribble under the pressures of mere congestion.
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Soccer Drills Down and Back Dribbling Game
This drill is most effective with young players just learning to dribble. This drill teaches players to dribble in high traffic/high pressure situations while staying in control. It's a great warm-up to focus on dribbling with all parts of the foot.
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Soccer Drills 5v2 Rotating Defenders
This 5v2 drill will focus on keeping possession by making good passes as well as good passing decisions, moving to open space, and good communication.
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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.
4.17
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Soccer Drills Body Parts Warm-up Game
This soccer drill focuses on the younger player's dribbling skills and the ability to think quick on their feet while holding the ball close.
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Soccer Drills Guard the Castle
This drill is a great small sided game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations This is a fun drill and the kids will love it!
4.17
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Soccer Drills Extreme Tag
This is a fun soccer drill that focuses on young soccer players dribbling skills and aids in player awareness. It is a great drill that causes players to change directions quickly to find space and avoid being tagged. This game is bit harder than Soccer Tag.
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Soccer Drills Circle Keep-Away Passing Game
This is a fun passing game for younger players that allows them to focus on the passing game while playing keep away.

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Soccer Drills Trapping with Passive Opposition
This soccer trapping drill focus on trapping and control with the addition of a passive defender. The defender causes the receiving player to be more aware of their surroundings.
4.15
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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.
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Soccer Drills The Greeting Game
This soccer drill is specifically designed for younger players (U-6 and U-8). This drill will get the players moving, greeting each other, and a building block to introduce dribbling. Good for Camp activities for the younger players.
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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.
4.12
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Soccer Drills Soccer Tag
This soccer drill is good for younger players ages under 5 through under 8. This is a fun soccer drill that allows players to gain confidence on the ball while getting a lot of touches.
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Soccer Drills The Soccer Gauntlet
The primary focus of THE SOCCER GAUNTLET is centered around good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness.
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Soccer Drills Shooters and Shaggers Shooting Game
This drill, Shooters and Shaggers, is a great game to help improve shooting on target, leg strength and could be altered to help with the instep drive (shoe laces).
4.10
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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.
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Soccer Drills Triangle Goal Game
The Triangle Goal Soccer Game will focus on all aspects of the game such as passing, moving, and finishing. The players will have to work together as a team to quickly off-balance the defender and catch the goalkeeper off guard.
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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.
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Soccer Drills Criss Cross Dribbling Game
This dribbling drill is geared towards the younger player. This will help players play with speed while keeping their heads up. Be warned, this drill can be dangerous for players who have a tendency of dribbling with their head down.
4.07
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Soccer Drills Soccer Ball Smash
This soccer drill will focus on the player who is just learning to pass, as this drill will focus on passing accuracy.
4.06
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Soccer Drills 3v1 - Attacking the Goal
This attacking soccer drill focus on the attacking movement and composure in front of the goal. Players will become comfortable in front of the goal and will be able to recognize situational play.
4.06
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Soccer Drills Reaction, Acceleration, and Winning the Ball
This soccer drill focuses on reaction, acceleration and winning 50-50 balls. This is a great warm-up drill when focusing on fitness, reaction, or winning 50-50 balls.
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Soccer Drills Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game
This soccer dribbling game is designed for young players ages 3-8. The Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game will focus on young players dribbling skills and is great fun for the kids.
4.05
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Soccer Drills Frogger
This dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 players. This drill will assist the younger player with dribbling under minimal pressure.
4.05
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Soccer Drills Fun Dribbling Warm-up
This is a fun warm-up game that is a great ice-breaker at the beginning of the season or the beginning of a camp to get the kids warmed up with a light, fun dribbling game. These exercises might are a bit advanced for the beginner soccer player.
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Soccer Drills Line Passing Combination Warm-up
This combination passing drill is designed to work on combination play while advancing up the field. This will help focus on timing of passes, runs, combination play, and will be a great warm-up to passing practices.
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Soccer Drills Coach's Revenge
This drill is designed to be a fun soccer drill. It will focus a bit on young player’s agility while dodging balls kicked at them, and is a great ice breaker or a fun warm-up game at the beginning of practice.
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Soccer Drills The Passing Name Game
The objective of this soccer drill is to help young players improve the speed of play by thinking a step-ahead of the play.
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Soccer Drills Dribbling to Beat a Defender
This dribbling drill is great when teaching young players when and where to dribble, and how to beat the defenders on the dribble. This dribbling drill is best for U8-U12 Soccer Players. The emphasis is on allowing the dribbling player to unbalance the defender while approaching unchallenged.
4.00
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Soccer Drills Monster Turns
This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 players dribbling skills. The added pressure allows the players to turn away from pressure while remaining in control of the ball.
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Soccer Drills 1v1 to Multiple Goals
This soccer drill is great drill for focusing on teaching players attacking skills such as taking on their opponent or learning to attack space. Defensively it will teach players the responsibility of man marking.
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Soccer Drills Teaching 1st Defender without Opposition
This soccer defending drill is great for teaching young players how to defend when they are the closest player to the opponent with the ball.
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Soccer Drills Diagonal 1v1 Soccer Drill
This 1v1 soccer drill is great to focus on 1v1 play whether it's on the offensive or the defensive side. On the offensive side you can get attackers to attack the defenders with speed, quick change of pace with an explosive touch to get away, and getting behind the defensive players. On the defensive side, you can focus on closing down quickly, forcing the attacker to the side and closing down the attack.
3.95
out of 19
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Soccer Drills Knock Out
This drill is a great warm-up drill for dribbling sessions. It emphasizes on dribbling and ball control (keeping head up, change of direction and change of pace).
3.92
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Soccer Drills Instep Shooting Drill
This drill focuses on the instep drive. This is a very important method of striking a ball as it is used in shooting. The ball is struck with the shoelace part of the foot with the toe pointed down and the ankle locked.
3.91
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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.
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Soccer Drills Can You Do This?
This is a soccer drill designed for under 6 soccer players. It is designed to work on simple body movement, coordination and balance.
3.88
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Soccer Drills Clean Your Room
This is a great soccer drill for U5 through U8 players. The clean your room soccer drill will focus on dribbling under pressure while also working on defensive pressure as a individual or a small group.
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Soccer Drills 1v1 1st Attacker Dribbling Without Opposition
This 1v1 dribbling exercise allows coaches to focus on the 1st attacker's ability to beat the defender on the dribble. In this soccer drill, the coach should focus on the attacker's approach, make sure the attacker has a change in direction, and finish with a burst of speed (change of pace). This drill helps beginners get the feel for moving around defenders. 
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Soccer Drills Line Passing Overlap Warm-up
This passing and overlapping warm-up soccer drill will help perfect the introduction of overlapping runs, playing off the pass, as well as teamwork through communication.
3.74
out of 27
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Soccer Drills Partner Pass and Move Warm-up
This soccer passing drill will help you focus and teach young kid how to pass with the correct surface on the foot, how to receive a ball, and move after receiving the pass.
3.73
out of 11
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Soccer Drills Dribbling at the Cone
This is a good soccer dribbling drill for young soccer players to learn to dribble without opposition. It is a great drill to introduce different fakes and faints to gain an edge on the defender.
3.59
out of 34
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120468 Views
Soccer Drills Snake in the Grass Soccer Game
This is a great soccer game for under 6 and under 8 soccer players. This soccer game is designed to work on young players coordination and body movements.
3.40
out of 15
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51654 Views
Soccer Drills 1 on 1 Soccer Progression
This 1 on 1 progression will focus on required dribbling skills, body feints, and the required burst of speed to beat a defender.

The soccer drills listed are age specific soccer drills. These are Under 5 Soccer Drills (U5 U-5 Soccer Drills), Under 6 Soccer Drills (U6 U-6 Soccer Drills), Under 7 Soccer Drills (U7 U-7 Soccer Drills), Under 8 Soccer Drills (U8 U-8 Soccer Drills), Soccer Games and Soccer Training Sessions.

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