Under 9, Under 10, Under 12, and Under 12 Soccer Drills

When coaching Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, and Under 12, the player's motor skills are becoming more refnied. Most players can stay on task at a greater length allowing you to extend your practices to an hour and a half or, in some instances, competitive team environments, two hours. You will notice skills starting to emerge, and the repetition of technique is essential. Coaches should continue positive reinforcement as peer pressure is starting to become an issue.

Under 9, Under 10, Under 11, and Under 12 Soccer Drills (U9, U10, U11, & U12 Soccer Drills), U9 U10 U11 U12 Soccer Practice Sessions

With the player's technique learned at an earlier age is now time to refine these skills with an introduction to basic tactics. Small-sided games will become your primary teaching means. With small-sided games such as 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, and 4v4, players will receive tons of touches while focusing on less complicated tactics than a 11v11 match.

My #1 piece of advice is to play small-sided games and put an emphasis on creating a competitive environment as much as possible. This will keep the small-sided games fun for the players and teach the game itself.

The soccer drills listed below are age specific soccer drills for Under 9 (U9, U-9, 9 and Under), Under 10 (U10, U-10, 10 and Under), Under 11 (U11, U-11, and 11 and Under), Under 12 (U12, U-12, 12 and Under).

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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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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.

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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.
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The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game soccer drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This  1v1 drill works on all dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.

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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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Angle of Support Soccer Possession Drill

The Angle of Support Soccer Possession Drill is a soccer passing drill for teaching young players angle of support and spacing.

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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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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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Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations Part II

This soccer passing drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This passing combination drill encourages good movement off the ball.

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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.

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