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

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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Soccer Dribbling Skill Series

Dribbling Skills Series

Dribbling | Warm Up Drills
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20 x 10 2 vs. 2 - Small Sided Soccer Game for U8

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

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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4 Corner Shooting Soccer Activity

4 Corner Shooting

Offensive Drills | Shooting Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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In the Ring 1 vs 1 - U10 Soccer Drill

In the Ring 1 vs 1

1 vs 1 Drills | Small Sided Games
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Soccer Marbles - Soccer Passing Drill for U6 and U8

Soccer Marbles

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Leave the Ball

Leave the Ball

Dribbling Drills | Agility Drills
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Catch a Rabbit with Ball - Agility Soccer Drill for U8 & U10 Soccer Players

Catch a Rabbit with Ball

Agility Drills | Small Sided Games
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Endzones Passing Activity

Endzones

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Turning Soccer Skills Series

Turning Skills Series

Dribbling | Turning Drills | Warm Up Drills
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
Fake out the Cone - Soccer dribbling drill

Fake out the Cone

Dribbling Drills | Attacking Drills | Passing Drills
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Dribbling Through Each Other

Dribbling Through Each Other

Dribbling Drills
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3v3 Plus 3 Soccer Activity

3 vs. 3 Plus 3

Shooting Drills | Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Goalkeeping Drills | Small Sided Games
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Body Part Dribble - U6 soccer drill

Body Part Dribble

Dribbling Drills
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Freeze Tag - U6 Soccer Drill

Freeze Tag

Small Sided Games | Dribbling Drills
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Cats Dribbling Drill

Dribbling Drills
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25 Seconds in the Box

25 Seconds in the Box

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Free Dribbling Soccer Drill

Free Dribbling

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills
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Who can get the ball first 1 vs.1 soccer drill

Who can get the ball first

Dribbling Drills | Conditioning Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills | Stations
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Circle Passing

Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Sailing the Seas Soccer Dribbling Game

Sailing the Seas

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Shooting Coordination

Shooting Coordination

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Goalkeeping Drills
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Touch, Turn, and Play on Soccer Activity

Touch, Turn, and Play on

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Turning Drills
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W Shape Dribbling Skills Practice

W Shape Dribbling Skills Practice

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills | Stations
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1 vs. 1 to Either Goal Soccer Activity

1 vs. 1 to Either Goal

Dribbling Drills | Turning Drills | Shooting Drills | Conditioning Drills | Attacking Drills
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Galaxy Explorer Soccer Activity for Young Players

Galaxy Explorer

Dribbling Drills
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Clockwork Speed and Agility with Ball

Dribbling Drills
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Space Invaders Dribbling Soccer Exercise

Space Invaders

Dribbling Drills
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Disc Dribbling Soccer Drill

Disc Dribbling

Dribbling Drills
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Pass, Touch, Pass around cone

Passing Drills
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Double Pass Shot Shooting Drill

Double Pass Shot Shooting Drill

Shooting Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Soccer Activity - 2v2 Play

2 vs. 2 Play

Small Sided Games | Warm Up Drills | Stations | Play
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Unopposed Technique Training - U10 soccer training drill

Unopposed Technique Training

Passing Drills
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Big Race

Dribbling Drills | Conditioning Drills
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Snake

Dribbling Drills | Conditioning Drills
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Angry Birds Soccer Activity

Angry Birds

Passing Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Pass and Attack

Dribbling Drills
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Middle Cone

Passing Drills
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Dribble and Weave

Dribble and Weave

Dribbling Drills
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Racing to the Middle

Conditioning Drills
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Square Dribbling

Dribbling Drills | Conditioning Drills
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Leap Frog

Dribbling Drills | Conditioning Drills
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4 Corners

Conditioning Drills
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Back and Forth Race - Fun Soccer Game for Kids

Back and Forth Race

Small Sided Games | Shooting Drills | Agility Drills
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1 vs 1 Attacking Space Soccer Activity

1 vs 1 Attacking Space

1 vs 1 Drills | Possession Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills
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3v3 Plus 1 Soccer Activity

3 vs. 3 Plus 1

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games | Attacking Drills | Possession Drills
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1 vs 1 with Goalkeepers Soccer Activity

1 vs 1 With Goalkeepers

1 vs 1 Drills | Possession Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Small Sided Games
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4v4 Soccer Scrimmage

4 vs. 4 Scrimmage

Play | Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Ball Tag Soccer Activity

Ball Tag

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills
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