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

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First Touch Skills Series
First Touch | Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
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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!
1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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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
1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Dribbling Endzones
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Attack the cone Dribbling Skills
Dribbling Drills | Turning Drills | Warm Up Drills
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4 vs. 4 to 4 Goals
Goalkeeping Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 vs. 2 Tournament
Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Play | Small Sided Games
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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 Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 Transition
1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Shadow Defending
1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Controlled Craziness
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 Ladder
Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills
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Musical Soccer Balls
Small Sided Games | Agility Drills | Stations
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Fill the Bucket
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Toe Taps in Box
Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Empty the Bucket
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Four Goals
Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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All For One - Warm Up Dribbling Game
Warm Up Drills | Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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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
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games | Passing Drills
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1 vs. 1 to Small Goals
1 vs 1 Drills | Attacking Drills | Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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Triangle Tag
Dribbling Drills
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1 vs 1 Keeping Possession
1 vs 1 Drills | Possession Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | 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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Any Three Goals
Small Sided Games
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1,2,3 Dribble
Dribbling Drills
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Bruce the Shark and Nemo
Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills
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Pass and Move into 2 v 1
2 vs 1 Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Defense Hot Box
Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills
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Robin Hood
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Midfield Give & Go #1
Passing Drills | Shooting Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Give & Take Warm Up Drill
Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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3 v 3 Scramble
Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 v 2 Ladder
2 vs 2 Drills | Small Sided Games
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Cross Fire Without Balls
Small Sided Games | Passing Drills | Agility Drills
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1 vs. 1 Dribble Combat
Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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Smash and Grab
1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games | Turning / Shielding
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Traffic Jam
Dribbling Drills
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Cross Fire With Balls
Dribbling Drills | Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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Hot Potato
Passing Drills
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Dribbling Skills Series
Dribbling | Warm Up Drills
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4 Corner Shooting
Offensive Drills | Shooting Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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1 v 1 From the End Line
1 vs 1 Drills | Small Sided Games
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Touch the Net Shooting Race
Passing Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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The Network - Athletic Movements Soccer Drill
Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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Catch a Rabbit
Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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Endzones
Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Turning Skills Series
Dribbling | Turning Drills | Warm Up Drills
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20 x 10 2 vs. 2 - Small Sided Soccer Game
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Dribbling Moves
Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills
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Passing, Receiving and Support Play
Passing Drills | Turning Drills
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In the Ring 1 vs 1
1 vs 1 Drills | Small Sided Games
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Soccer Marbles
Passing Drills | Small Sided Games