Simon Says - Youth Soccer Drill

Simon Says - Youth Soccer Drill

Published 12/29/2005 12:00:00 AM
Author: Chris Johnson
Simon Says - Youth Soccer Drill

Drill Objective:

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.

Drill Setup:

  1. Create a 20X30 grid with cones.
  2. Position the players inside the grid.
  3. Each player with a ball.

Drill Instructions:

  1. Play Simon Says with the team as the players dribble in the grid.
  2. If a player does something they are not supposed to, issue them a GOTCHA.
  3. See who gets the least number of gotchas.
  4. Examples of commands could be: Change direction, stop the ball, stop the ball and put your belly on the ball, etc.
  5. Also, try to throw in a trick or two like kick the ball as far away as you can.

Drill Coaching Points:

  • Have players do actions like clapping in between their legs and skipping to increase body awareness.
  • Focus on dribbling skills and keeping the ball close and under control.
  • Focus on players listening skills.

Drill Variations

  • Without ball
  • With ball in hand
  • With ball

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