A FUN soccer drill for younger players (U6, U7, and U8) to introduce dribbling, looking up and correctly striking the ball at a target. And best of all, it's a fun soccer game for the players and coach!

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FUN U6 and u8 soccer drill


  1. Build a grid 20X30 (may adjust if too large or small).
  2. Every player begins in the grid with a ball.
  3. The coach and assistant coach start in the grid without a ball.


  1. The coaches jog around in the grid and players try to kick their balls and hit the coaches.
  2. The players get a point each time they hit the coach.
  3. The coach should yell OUCH each time they are hit to make the game FUN.
  4. For younger players, the coach can walk around their knees.

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  • If the players are struggling to hit the coach, the coach should stop for a couple of seconds to give the players a chance.
  • Use different parts of the foot: Inside, Instep, Right and Left foot.

Coaching Points

  • Encourage players to get their head up and look for the coaches while dribbling.
  • Make sure the players are striking the ball with the proper part of the foot.

Equipment Required

  • Disc Cones
  • Soccer Practice or Training Balls

Drill Target Ages

  • U4, U-4, Under 4, 4 and Under
  • U5, U-5, Under 5, 5 and Under
  • U6, U-6, Under 6, 6 and Under
  • U7, U-7, Under 7, 7 and Under
  • U8, U-8, Under 8, 8 and Under

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Soccer Drill Titled: Ouch!
Tagged: FUN U6 and u8 soccer drill
Published by: Chris Johnson
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