Practice Notes

This practice plan includes activities for young soccer players that are starting to learn the basics of ball control. In this practice the drills allow the coach to teach players how to turn with the ball using different surfaces of the foot. The outline of the practice is the following:

  • 20 x 10 2 vs 2 (10 minutes)
  • The Network (10 minutes)
  • Robiin Hood (15 minutes)
  • 31 x 20 4 vs 4 (15 minutes)

End of practice discussion

Bring your players in for the last five minutes of practice and recap your session using open-ended questions:

  • Can someone show me the different surfaces of the feet that we can use to turn the ball with (bottom, outside, inside). - Does anyone know a cool move that would help them turn? (show an example).
  • What should we do when we turn away from someone? (Increase speed and take bigger touches!)

Drills

20 x 10 2 vs. 2 - Small Sided Soccer Game

20 x 10 2 vs. 2 - Small Sided Soccer Game for U8
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The Network - Athletic Movements Soccer Drill

The Network - Athletic Movements Soccer Drill For Kids
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Robin Hood

Robin Hood - U6 soccer dribbling game
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31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage

31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage - Soccer small sided game

Tactics

No tactics have been added to this practice yet.