Under 4, Under 5, Under 6 , Under 7, and Under 8 Soccer Drills

While coaching grassroots soccer, you will get the most from your players and team when you choose the drill, practice session, or training plan matches the age and skill set of your players. When coaching Under 4, Under 5, Under 6, Under 7, and Under 8 soccer, often referred to as grasshopper soccer, you are dealing with young undeveloped brains with different learning capacities, kids with varying issues of maturity, short attention spans, and lack of muscle development.

When coaching this level, the coach's number one objective is to have fun. Learning the game will be much easier for kids if you make the game fun and they will love practicing.

Under 4, Under 5, Under 6, Under 7, and Under 8 Soccer Drills; U4, U5, U6, U7, U8; U-4, U-5, U-6, U-7, U-8 Soccer Drills

Youth Soccer Drills for Youth Soccer Coaches. Soccer Drills under 4 soccer drills, under 5 soccer drills, under 6 soccer drills, under 7 soccer drills and under 8 soccer drills. U5 U6 U7 U8 Soccer Drills, U5 U6 U7 U8 Practice Sessions

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Knock Out

This drill is a great warm-up drill for dribbling sessions as it focuses on dribbling and ball control, keeping the head up, change of direction and change of pace.

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Diagonal 1v1 Soccer Drill

This 1v1 soccer drill is great to focus on 1v1 play whether it is 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.

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Simon Says - Youth Soccer Drill

This soccer dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 players. This drill focuses on dribbling and keeping close control for quick instructions. This is a fun soccer drill that also works on listening skills for the younger player.

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Instep Shooting Drill

This soccer shooting drill focuses on the instep drive. This shooting technique is an essential method of striking a ball when shooting. The instep drive hits the shot with the shoelace part of the foot with the toe pointed down and the ankle locked.

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Criss-Cross Dribbling Game

The Criss-Cross dribbling drill focuses on the younger player. This dribbling drill assists 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.

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Dribble with Speed

This dribbling exercise that works on speed dribbling and getting the ball under control while dribbling with speed.

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Frogger - Youth Dribbling Drill

This dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 players. This fun youth dribbling drill will assist the younger player with dribbling under minimal pressure.

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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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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.

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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 a feel for moving around defenders. 

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