Practice Notes

A U8 practice session that focuses on using 1 vs. 1 dribbling. The practice outline is:

  • 2 vs. 2 Play (10 Minutes)
  • Go at Them! (10 Minutes)
  • Get in the Zone! (10 Minutes)
  • 4 vs. 4 Dribble to Score (10 Minutes)
  • 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage (15 Minutes)

End of practice questions:

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

  • Why is deception important in 1v1 situations? (It gets the defender off balance, so we will have more success getting around them)
  • What should you do with your speed after beating someone 1v1? (increase it)
  • Where should your first touch be after beating someone 1v1? (behind them, so it makes it more difficult for them to tackle you)
  • Why is it important to find space even when you don’t have the ball? (so when you do get the ball, you’ll have more time and space to do something with it!)



2 vs. 2 Play

Soccer Activity - 2v2 Play

Go At Them!

Go At Them 1 vs. 1 Soccer Activity

Get in the Zone!

Get in the Zone! Soccer Dribbling Activity

4 vs. 4 Dribble to Score

4 vs. 4 Dribbling to Score Soccer Activity

4 vs. 4 Scrimmage

4v4 Soccer Scrimmage


No tactics have been added to this practice yet.