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).

Browse the Highest Rated Under 9, Under 10, Under 12, and Under 12 Soccer Drills

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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.
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Trapping and Control with No Opposition

The purpose of this drill is to to practice trapping and control with the foot, chest, and thigh.
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Lane Spacing and Separation Soccer Game

This soccer game uses lanes to divide the soccer field into three equal areas to teach spacing and separation to young soccer players.

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Shooters and Shaggers Soccer Shooting Game

The Shooters and Shaggers Soccer Shooting Game is a great drill to improve shooting on target, leg strength and the instep drive when shooting with the shoelaces.

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Improving Combination Play

The Improving Combination Play 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.

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2v2 Dribbling to Beat the Defender

The 2v2 Dribbling to Beat the Defender soccer dribbling drill helps players recognize when to dribble, pass, or get off a shot once they beat the first defender.

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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.
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Combination Play - Improving 1-2 Combinations

This soccer passing drill focuses on improving 1-2 combination play. This drill focuses on short and long 1-2's and enhancing movement off the ball.

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Dribbling at the Cone

The Dribbling at the Cone youth soccer dribbling drill is a good soccer dribbling drill for young soccer players to learn to dribble without opposition. It is a fabulous drill to introduce different fakes and faints to gain an edge on the defender.

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1v1 Dribble Attack with Shot

The purpose of this 1v1 drill is to focus on dribbling to beat a defender and finishing with a shot. This drill can also be used to focus on defensive players defending the dribble.
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