Under 8 Soccer Drills, Games, and Exercises

Quality age-specific soccer drills for kids in the U8, Under 8, 8 and Under age group.

Power/Finness with a Twist

Chris Johnson 198,443 Views Rating 4.09 (110 Reviews)
This drill focuses on players comfort level in striking long shots as well as close range shots, volleys, and headers.

Circle Keep-Away Passing Game

Chris Johnson 254,413 Views Rating 4.08 (119 Reviews)
This keep-away game is a fun passing exercise for younger players that focuses on the passing game while playing keep away.

Jam-Packed Soccer Dribbling Drill

Chris Johnson 222,390 Views Rating 4.08 (98 Reviews)
The Jam-Packed Soccer Dribbling Drill will give players confidence while dribbling through congested areas on the soccer field.

Head/Catch Game

Chris Johnson 207,079 Views Rating 4.08 (74 Reviews)
This soccer game is more of a fun activity that focuses on listening and reaction skills.

Guard the Castle

Chris Johnson 295,765 Views Rating 4.07 (134 Reviews)
The Guard the Castle 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!

HItters and Dodgers

Chris Johnson 250,299 Views Rating 4.06 (79 Reviews)
This soccer drill is great for teach players to dribble and then getting their heads up to make a pass.

Shadow Dribbling

Chris Johnson 71,132 Views Rating 4.05 (21 Reviews)
The shadow soccer dribbling drill uses partners who do not attempt to steal the ball, but adds extra pressure as they follow the dribbler.

Red Light, Green Light

Chris Johnson 213,512 Views Rating 4.04 (103 Reviews)
This soccer dribbling drill will focus on dribbling with the ball close to stop quickly.

1v1 to Multiple Goals (Dribbling)

Chris Johnson 111,392 Views Rating 4.04 (23 Reviews)
This 1v1 soccer drill is a great drill for focusing on teaching players attacking and defending skills.

Dribbling Warm-up Drill

Chris Johnson 160,051 Views Rating 4.02 (53 Reviews)
Soccer dribbling exercise and dribbling warm-up drill that will get players many touches on the ball in a short time.