The Greeting Game

Kids Soccer Games - The Greeting Game

Published 12/29/2005 12:00:00 AM
Author: Chris Johnson
The Greeting Game

Drill Objective:

This soccer drill is specifically designed for younger players (U-6 and U-8). This drill will get the players moving, greeting each other, and a building block to introduce dribbling. Good for Camp activities for the younger players.

Drill Setup:

  1. Build a grid that is 15X20 using cones. 
  2. Each of the players is inside the grid with a soccer ball.

Drill Instructions:

  1. All the players run around randomly without balls, inside the grid. 
  2. The coach calls out various types of greetings, which each player then has to carry out with others:
    • Shake hands
    • Slap high fives (one hand)
    • Slap high fives (both hands)
    • Stand shoulder to shoulder
    • Stand back to back, etc.
  3. Add soccer balls, and perform the same activities as above.

Drill Coaching Points:

  • When dribbling, keep the ball close and don't run into other players.
  • Have fun with the activities and make is exciting.

Drill Variations

  • Add Dribbling

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