Soccer Drills
Fun, Free, and Effective Soccer Drills!

Flighted Balls in the 18

Chris Johnson 144,839 Views Rating 4.08 (75 Reviews)

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.

Soccer Drill Diagram: Flighted Balls in the 18

Soccer Shooting, Attacking, and Crossing Drill

This soccer drill is designed to focus on chipping, trapping and shooting inside the 18 to feel more comfortable inside the penalty box.
Drill Setup

  1. Divide the team into 3 equal lines.
  2. Group A is on one corner of the penalty box near the end line with an ample supply of soccer balls.
  3. Group B is on the other corner of the penalty box near the end line.
  4. Group C is at the top of the penalty box the semi-circle.
  5. A goalkeeper in the goal.
Drill Instructions

  1. The first player from Group A serves a flighted ball across the face of the goal to Group B.
  2. The first player from Group B takes the ball out of the air with a good control touch and passes the ball to Group C.
  3. Group C then takes a shot on goal.
  4. The players should rotate A, B then C.
Drill Variations

  • Restrict the number of touches (one-touch)
Drill Coaching Points

  • Focus on quality of flighted balls, control touches and shots.
  • Players should learn to be more comfortable in front of the goal and focus on finishing the ball.
Equipment

  • Disc Cones
  • Pinnies
  • Soccer Balls
  • Full Size Goal
Drill Ages

  • 9 Years Old and Under
  • 10 Years Old and Under
  • 11 Years Old and Under
  • 12 Years Old and Under
  • 13 Years Old and Under
  • 14 Years Old and Under
  • 15 Years Old and Under
  • 16 Years Old and Under
  • 17 +
Soccer Drill Focus

  • Receiving - Soccer Receiving & Turning Drills
  • Crossing - Soccer Crossing/Finishing Drills
  • Attacking - Soccer Attacking Drills
  • Shooting - Soccer Shooting Drills
  • Goalkeeping - Soccer Goalkeeping Drills

Top Rated Soccer Drills


7v7 Scrimmage

Chris Johnson 97,846 Views Rating 4.4 (5 Reviews)
It's always good to finishing a soccer training session with a 7 vs. 7 scrimmage to focus on team play.

Sharks and Minnows

Chris Johnson 457,803 Views Rating 4.3 (166 Reviews)
The Sharks and Minnows dribbling drill focuses on using the body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.

1v1 Diamond Shooting Drill

Chris Johnson 339,900 Views Rating 4.3 (10 Reviews)
Spice up your shooting combination drill by finishing with a 1v1 to goal. Add a fun little twist, and the kids love it.

Pirates of the Pugg

John Bychok 603,003 Views Rating 4.27 (384 Reviews)
This drill is an excellent drill for younger players ages 8-11 and focuses on dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness.

Alien Tag Soccer Game

Chris Johnson 264,647 Views Rating 4.27 (11 Reviews)
Alien tag is a great Under 4 soccer game for 3 and 4 year olds. Your kids will like flying around and crashing in their spaceship.

4v4, To Lines or Small Goals

Chris Johnson 185,051 Views Rating 4.24 (75 Reviews)
This 4v4 game is the smallest version of a full sided soccer game. The 4 vs 4 game will focus on all aspects of the match.

The Flag Game - Dribbling in Tight Spaces

Chris Johnson 150,469 Views Rating 4.23 (48 Reviews)
The flat game soccer drill is designed to focus on young soccer players learning to dribble in tight spaces.

Four Corners Passing Game

Chris Johnson 642,440 Views Rating 4.2 (284 Reviews)
The Four Corners Soccer Passing Game is a great soccer passing drill to focus on changing the point of the attack, and timing of runs and passes.

1v1 Competition

Chris Johnson 267,383 Views Rating 4.2 (147 Reviews)
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.

Ouch!

Chris Johnson 605,805 Views Rating 4.18 (268 Reviews)
A FUN soccer drill for younger players (U6, U7, and U8) to introduce dribbling, looking up and correctly striking the ball at a target.