U8 Soccer Drills

U8 soccer drills should focus on fundamentals of the individual player. Ball skills should be the primary focus when it comes to fundamentals. Not much time , if any, should be set aside for team concepts. Drills in which each player has their own ball and have to complete one task will be the most beneficial.  Small sided games of 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 2 are great for this age level.  From a coaching standpoint it is important to be encouraging of your players because kids at this age feed off of approval, especially from adults.  One of the goals for this age level is to nurture their love for the game.  The players should be excited for practice and have fun with their teammates on the field. To keep the game fun we have a great post on 7 Fun U8 Soccer Drills. We have also put together 3 free U8 practice plans which you can download by clicking the button below.

Download 3 Free U8 Soccer Practice Plans

First Touch Soccer Skills Series

First Touch Skills Series

First Touch | Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
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High Tempo 2 vs 2 Soccer Game

Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal

2 vs 2 Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Double Goals

Attacking Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Get in the Zone! Soccer Dribbling Activity

Get in the Zone!

1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot

2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot

2 vs 2 Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 vs 1 Turn and Shoot Soccer Drill

1 vs 1 Turn and Shoot

1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity

Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Dribbling Endzones - Small Sided Soccer Game

Dribbling Endzones

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Attack the cone dribbling skills

Attack the cone Dribbling Skills

Dribbling Drills | Turning Drills | Warm Up Drills
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2 vs. 2 Soccer Tournament

2 vs. 2 Tournament

Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Play | Small Sided Games
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4 vs. 4 to 4 Goals

Goalkeeping Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Go At Them 1 vs. 1 Soccer Activity

Go At Them!

1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 Defending the Shot

1 vs. 1 Defending the Shot

1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 Transition Game

1 vs. 1 Transition

1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Shadow Defending Soccer Exercise

Shadow Defending

1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 v 2 Plus Two

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Empty the Bucket - Soccer Relay Race for Kids

Empty the Bucket

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Four Goals - small area soccer game for kids

Four Goals

Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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Controlled Craziness - U8 soccer dribbling drill

Controlled Craziness

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 Ladder - 1 on 1 U8 soccer drill

1 vs. 1 Ladder

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills
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Musical Soccer Balls - A fun soccer drill for young kids

Musical Soccer Balls

Small Sided Games | Agility Drills | Stations
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Fill the Bucket - Soccer Relay Race for Young Players

Fill the Bucket

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Toe Taps in Box

Toe Taps in Box

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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The pull back soccer turning skill

Turning Exercise: The Pull Back

Dribbling Drills
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Triangle Tag Soccer Dribbling Activity

Triangle Tag

Dribbling Drills
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1 vs 1 Keeping Possession Soccer Activity

1 vs 1 Keeping Possession

1 vs 1 Drills | Possession Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills
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Any Three Goals - Small sided soccer game

Any Three Goals

Small Sided Games
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1,2,3 Dribble - Soccer Dribbling Drill for Kids

1,2,3 Dribble

Dribbling Drills
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Monster in the Middle!

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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All For One - Soccer Warm Up Dribbling Game

All For One - Warm Up Dribbling Game

Warm Up Drills | Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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Team Tag - U8 Soccer Activity

Team Tag

Dribbling Drills | Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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Minions - Soccer Activity for Kids

Agility Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage - Soccer small sided game

31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games | Passing Drills
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1 vs. 1 to Small Goals Soccer Activity

1 vs. 1 to Small Goals

1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Attacking Drills | Small Sided Games
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watch out for your partner - soccer dribbling drill for kids

Watch out for your Partner

Dribbling Drills
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Triangle Control Soccer Drill

Triangle Control

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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First Touch Passing Sequence

First Touch Passing Sequence

Passing Drills | Stations | Warm Up Drills
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Soccer Dodgeball

Dodgeball

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Clear the Room

Clean the Room

Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 To Single Goal - U8 Soccer Drill

1 vs. 1 To Single Goal

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills
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British Bulldog - Dribbling soccer drill / game for youth soccer players

British Bulldog

Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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Call Your Number - Competition Soccer Drill

Call Your Number

Small Sided Games | Shooting Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills
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Technique Circle - U10 soccer activity

Technique Circle

Small Sided Games | Passing Drills | Turning Drills
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4 vs. 4 Dribbling to Score Soccer Activity

4 vs. 4 Dribble to Score

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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Changing Direction

Changing Direction

Dribbling Drills
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Coach Calls - Soccer Warm Up Drill

Coach Calls

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Defense Hot Box

Defense Hot Box

Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills
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Robin Hood - U6 soccer dribbling game

Robin Hood

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Midfield Give & Go #1

Midfield Give & Go #1

Passing Drills | Shooting Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Give & Take Warm Up Soccer Dribbling Drill

Give & Take Warm Up Drill

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Bruce The Shark And Nemo Soccer Activity

Bruce the Shark and Nemo

Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills
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Cross Fire Without Balls - Fun Soccer Drill for Kids

Cross Fire Without Balls

Small Sided Games | Passing Drills | Agility Drills
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3 v 3 Scramble

Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
Traffic Jam Youth Soccer Drill

Traffic Jam

Dribbling Drills
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Cross Fire With Balls - Soccer Drill for Kids

Cross Fire With Balls

Dribbling Drills | Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 Dribble Combat Activity

1 vs. 1 Dribble Combat

Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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Touch the Net Shooting Race

Touch the Net Shooting Race

Passing Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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The Network - Athletic Movements Soccer Drill For Kids

The Network - Athletic Movements Soccer Drill

Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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Catch a Rabbit - Agility soccer drill for young kids

Catch a Rabbit

Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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Hot Potato Soccer Passing Activity

Hot Potato

Passing Drills
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