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Shooting Agility Drill

This soccer shooting drill focuses on agility and check-runs after the pass.


7v7 Scrimmage

A 7v7 scrimmage is a great way to end most of your training sessions. The 7 vs 7 allows players to focus on team tactics in realistic training situations and respond to problems presented in the full-sided game. 


1v1 Diamond Shooting Drill

This 1v1 drill focuses on a passing combination with movement off the ball and finishes with a one vs. one to goal. If players miss they become the keeper and the game continues. Players love the fun, competitive twist of being able to make a player become a goalkeeper.


Alien Tag Soccer Game

This is a fun game for 2 through 4-year-olds. This will focus on agility, vision, and awareness, but best of all, it's fun.


Clean Your Room

This soccer game is a great drill for U5 through U8 players. The clean your room soccer drill will focus on dribbling under pressure while also working on defensive pressure as an individual or a small group.



Combination Shooting Drills

This shooting drill focuses on combination play and building up for a shot on goal. There are multiple combination ideas to make the shooting drill more difficult progressively.


Combination Crossing Drill

This combination crossing and finishing drill will focus on crosses within the 18 and is designed to help players become comfortable on crosses inside the 18.


Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game

This soccer dribbling game is designed for young players ages 3-8. The Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game will focus on young players dribbling skills and is great fun for the kids.


1v1 Defending the Dribble

The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble. This drills focus can be modified to focus on the first attacker taking on the defender.


Diagonal Soccer Shooting Drill

This is a simple soccer shooting drill that is great for warm-up to a shooting practice or warm-up prior to a game.

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Alien Tag Soccer Game

This is a fun game for 2 through 4-year-olds. This will focus on agility, vision, and awareness, but best of all, it's fun.


1v1 Diamond Shooting Drill

This 1v1 drill focuses on a passing combination with movement off the ball and finishes with a one vs. one to goal. If players miss they become the keeper and the game continues. Players love the fun, competitive twist of being able to make a player become a goalkeeper.


Sharks and Minnows

This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 player and their ability to dribble out of pressure. This drill can be used to focus on the player using their body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.


Ouch!

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!


Pirates of the Pugg

This soccer dribbling drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on proper dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on the transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.



The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game soccer drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This  1v1 drill works on all dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.


1v1 50/50 to Goal Team Competition

This 1v1 soccer drill focuses on soccer fitness, scoring goals, shooting, goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls. This is a fun soccer drill for the younger soccer player.


The Flag Game - Dribbling in Tight Spaces

This soccer drill is designed to focus on young soccer players learning to dribble in tight spaces. This will help young players keep their eyes up and to become aware of their surroundings. This soccer drill also helps players keep close possession while dribbling.


2v2 or 1v1 - Get Outta Here

This drill is a very fast paced1v1 or 2v2 game that focuses on aspects of the small sided game such as dribbling, passing, and scoring.


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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Pirates of the Pugg

This soccer dribbling drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on proper dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on the transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.


Ouch!

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!


The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game soccer drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This  1v1 drill works on all dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.


1v1 50/50 to Goal Team Competition

This 1v1 soccer drill focuses on soccer fitness, scoring goals, shooting, goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls. This is a fun soccer drill for the younger soccer player.


Sharks and Minnows

This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 player and their ability to dribble out of pressure. This drill can be used to focus on the player using their body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.



World Cup Soccer Drill

The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.


Combination Shooting Drills

This shooting drill focuses on combination play and building up for a shot on goal. There are multiple combination ideas to make the shooting drill more difficult progressively.


Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game

This soccer dribbling game is designed for young players ages 3-8. The Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game will focus on young players dribbling skills and is great fun for the kids.


Diagonal Soccer Shooting Drill

This is a simple soccer shooting drill that is great for warm-up to a shooting practice or warm-up prior to a game.


Guard the Castle

This drill is a great small sided game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations This is a fun drill and the kids will love it!

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Pirates of the Pugg

This soccer dribbling drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on proper dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on the transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.


Ouch!

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!


The Numbers Game

The Numbers Game soccer drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This  1v1 drill works on all dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.


1v1 50/50 to Goal Team Competition

This 1v1 soccer drill focuses on soccer fitness, scoring goals, shooting, goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls. This is a fun soccer drill for the younger soccer player.


Sharks and Minnows

This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 player and their ability to dribble out of pressure. This drill can be used to focus on the player using their body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.



World Cup Soccer Drill

The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.


Combination Shooting Drills

This shooting drill focuses on combination play and building up for a shot on goal. There are multiple combination ideas to make the shooting drill more difficult progressively.


Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game

This soccer dribbling game is designed for young players ages 3-8. The Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game will focus on young players dribbling skills and is great fun for the kids.


Diagonal Soccer Shooting Drill

This is a simple soccer shooting drill that is great for warm-up to a shooting practice or warm-up prior to a game.


Guard the Castle

This drill is a great small sided game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations This is a fun drill and the kids will love it!



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.


HItters and Dodgers

The Hitters and Dodgers soccer drill is a great warm-up and drill for younger players under 5 through under 9. This soccer drill is great for teach players to dribble and then getting their heads up to make a pass. This soccer drill is SO much fun and the younger age group players LOVE this soccer drill.


Clean Your Room

This soccer game is a great drill for U5 through U8 players. The clean your room soccer drill will focus on dribbling under pressure while also working on defensive pressure as an individual or a small group.


Circle Keep-Away Passing Game

This is a fun passing game for younger players that allows them to focus on the passing game while playing keep away.


Down and Back Dribbling Game

This drill is most effective with young players just learning to dribble. This drill teaches players to dribble in high traffic/high pressure situations while staying in control. It's a great warm-up to focus on dribbling with all parts of the foot.



1v1 Competition

This drill is great to focus on 1v1 play. It is flexible and can be used to work on the offensive side 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, getting behind the defensive players and shooting at half chances. On the defensive side, you can focus on closing down quickly, forcing the attacker to the side and closing down the attack.


Combination Crossing Drill

This combination crossing and finishing drill will focus on crosses within the 18 and is designed to help players become comfortable on crosses inside the 18.


Jam-Packed Soccer Dribbling Drill

This soccer dribbling drill will give players confidence while dribbling through congested areas on the soccer field.


Red Light, Green Light

This soccer dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 Players. This drill will focus on dribbling with the ball close in order to stop quickly.


1v1 Defending the Dribble

The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble. This drills focus can be modified to focus on the first attacker taking on the defender.



Head/Catch Game

This soccer game is more of a fun activity. When players need a break from the normal drills, need a reward from hard work, or if you just want to let the players goof around. It focuses on listening and reaction skills.


Team Reaction Dribbling Drill

Create a small grid approximately 20X20 yards. From each of the four corners, place a flag about 7-10 yards from the corner cone. Each player should have a ball inside the grid.


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.


Power/Finness with a Twist

This shooting and finishing soccer drill focuses on being comfortable while striking long shots as well as close range shots, volleys, and headers.


Soccer Control and Trapping Small Sided Game

This is a great exercise that focuses on control and trapping. It’s a great trapping drill that helps focus on when and where to receive the ball.



Snake in the Grass Soccer Game

This is a great soccer game for under 6 and under 8 soccer players. This soccer game is designed to work on young players coordination and body movements.


The Greeting Game

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.


Fun Dribbling Warm-up

This is a fun warm-up game that is a great ice-breaker at the beginning of the season or the beginning of a camp to get the kids warmed up with a light, fun dribbling game. These exercises might are a bit advanced for the beginner soccer player.


4v4 Zone Game

This 4v4 possession soccer drill helps players keep possession for a purpose with short and long passing combinations. This drill also allows one to focus on defensive transition by quickly close down space and eliminate passing lanes.


Soccer Tag

This soccer drill is good for younger players ages under 5 through under 8. This is a fun soccer drill that allows players to gain confidence on the ball while getting a lot of touches.



The Flag Game - Dribbling in Tight Spaces

This soccer drill is designed to focus on young soccer players learning to dribble in tight spaces. This will help young players keep their eyes up and to become aware of their surroundings. This soccer drill also helps players keep close possession while dribbling.


Alien Tag Soccer Game

This is a fun game for 2 through 4-year-olds. This will focus on agility, vision, and awareness, but best of all, it's fun.


Soccer Ball Smash

This soccer drill will focus on the player who is just learning to pass, as this drill will focus on passing accuracy.


Traffic Jam Dribbling Game

This game is just out right fun! The kids will have a blast playing this game. This drill is ideal for kids who know how to dribble but just need to learn to get their heads up and dribble under the pressures of mere congestion.


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.



Extreme Tag

This is a fun soccer drill that focuses on young soccer players dribbling skills and aids in player awareness. It is a great drill that causes players to change directions quickly to find space and avoid being tagged. This game is bit harder than Soccer Tag.


2v2 or 1v1 - Get Outta Here

This drill is a very fast paced1v1 or 2v2 game that focuses on aspects of the small sided game such as dribbling, passing, and scoring.


Soccer Tennis

Soccer Tennis is a great game to focus on volleys and balls out of the air. It can be played virtually anywhere and the older kids will love it.


Tunnel of Death

This drill can be used to focus on either attacking or defending. It teaches players to take advantage of an off balanced defender by attacking with speed or could be used to focus on good defensive posture and transition.


1v1 Diamond Shooting Drill

This 1v1 drill focuses on a passing combination with movement off the ball and finishes with a one vs. one to goal. If players miss they become the keeper and the game continues. Players love the fun, competitive twist of being able to make a player become a goalkeeper.



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.


Can You Do This?

This is a soccer drill designed for under 6 soccer players. It is designed to work on simple body movement, coordination and balance.


Body Parts Warm-up Game

This soccer drill focuses on the younger player's dribbling skills and the ability to think quick on their feet while holding the ball close.


Monster Turns

This fun youth soccer drill focuses on the U6 and U8 players dribbling skills. The added pressure allows the players to turn away from pressure while remaining in control of the ball.


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.



Shooting Warmup

This shooting warm-up drill will focus on long range passing, accuracy, and finishing. It can also be used as a fitness exercise by manipulating the numbers.


Dribble with Speed

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


Shooting Agility Drill

This soccer shooting drill focuses on agility and check-runs after the pass.


7v7 Scrimmage

A 7v7 scrimmage is a great way to end most of your training sessions. The 7 vs 7 allows players to focus on team tactics in realistic training situations and respond to problems presented in the full-sided game. 

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