U12 Soccer Drills

The primary focus for U12 soccer drills are fundamentals and nurturing the love of the game.  Drills that encourage ball control and creativity with the ball are great.  Make sure players are exposed to a variety of drills as they will quickly get bored with too much repetition.  Station drills and small sided games that expose them to 2 vs. 1, 2 vs.2, and 3 vs. 3 situations can help them start to work on team play.  As a coach you should be encouraging to players and have a teacher's mindset when explaining and demonstrating drills.  To get an idea of a practice plan have a look at our U12 soccer practice plan.

Four Finishes
Crossing Drills, Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Passing Drills, Patterns of Play
Brazil - Communication and Awareness
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Germany - Crossing and Finishing
Crossing Drills, Finishing Drills, Large Sided Games
10 v 4, Central Wide Grid
Large Sided Games, Possession Drills
2 v 2, Flying Change to Goal
2 vs 2 Drills, Small Sided Games
1 v 1 From the End Line
1 vs 1 Drills, Small Sided Games
5 v 2 Plus One Rondo
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
3 Ball Finishing Triangle
Crossing Drills, Finishing Drills
2 Ball Finishing Drill #1
Crossing Drills, Finishing Drills, Overlap, Passing Drills, Patterns of Play
6 v 6 Target Goals
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
3 v 3 with Neutrals
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
1 v 1 + 1 with Neutrals
2 vs 1 Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
2 v 2 Ladder
2 vs 2 Drills, Small Sided Games
2 v 2 to Targets
2 vs 2 Drills, Small Sided Games
World Cup Keep Away 4 v 1
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Pass and Move Gates
First Touch, Passing Drills, Possession Drills
Penalty Box Game
Attacking Drills, Crossing Drills, Finishing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Attacking Waves Transition Game
Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
4 v 4 + 4 Corner Rondo
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition, Turning / Shielding
7 v 4 to 7 v 8
Defending Drills, Large Sided Games, Passing Drills, Possession Drills
"The Milner", 6 v 2
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
4 + 1 v 2
Defending Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning Drills
Passing, First Touch & Movement
First Touch, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
Goalkeeping - Dealing with Corners and Crosses
Crossing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills
3 v 3 School Yard SSGs
3 vs 3 Drills, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
3 Stage Carousel
3 vs 3 Drills, Dribbling, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
POWERBALL
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
Find the Target
3 vs 3 Drills, Small Sided Games
1 v 1 or 2 v 1
1 vs 1 Drills, 2 vs 1 Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Dribbling, Small Sided Games, Wall Passing
Two Finishes
Finishing Drills, First Touch
Pass and Move
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
4 v 4, Two Goal Game
Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Small Sided Games
Turning Soccer Skills Series
Dribbling, Turning Drills, Warm Up Drills
Soccer Dribbling Skill Series
Dribbling, Warm Up Drills
First Touch Soccer Skills Series
First Touch, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
Passing Warm Up #3
First Touch, Passing Drills
Finishing Into 3 v 3’s
3 vs 3 Drills, Finishing Drills, Small Sided Games
Goalkeeper Distribution, Pt. 2
Crossing Drills, First Touch, Goalkeeping Drills, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
Attacking 3 v 2 w/Counter
Finishing Drills, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Four Corner Scoring
Large Sided Games, Possession Drills
Wall Pass Warm Up
Combination Play, Passing Drills, Wall Passing
4 v 4, Penalty Area
Defending Drills, Small Sided Games
5 v 5 Game, With 1 v 1 Start
1 vs 1 Drills, Small Sided Games
Lightning
Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills
Attacking at Speed
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Breakaway Game
1 vs 1 Drills, Combination Play, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Through Passing
Short, Long Circle
Combination Play, First Touch, Passing Drills
5 v 5 Knock Off Game
Small Sided Games
5 v 5 into 1 v 1 Game
Small Sided Games
Combinations into 1 v 1
1 vs 1 Drills, Combination Play, Small Sided Games
Passing Warm Up #1
First Touch, Passing Drills
Short, Short, Long
Combination Play, Passing Drills
5 v 3, Transition Game
Finishing Drills, Large Sided Games, Possession Drills
3 v 2, Both Ways
Small Sided Games
4 v 4 Plus Four Game
Small Sided Games
4 v 2 Into 1 v 1
Small Sided Games
4 v 2 Into 2 v 1 Game
2 vs 1 Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
First Touch Drill
First Touch, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
Penalty Area Rondo
Attacking Drills, Finishing Drills, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
1 v 1 into 4 v 1, One Touch
Small Sided Games
2 v 1 Shuttle
Combination Play, Passing Drills, Through Passing, Wall Passing
Double Pass Drill
Combination Play, Double Passing, Dribbling, Turning Drills
2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot
2 vs 2 Drills, Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Small Sided Games
Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal
2 vs 2 Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
1 vs 1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Game
1 vs 1 Drills, Defending Drills, Dribbling Drills, Offensive Drills, Small Sided Games
Triangle Tag
Dribbling Drills
2 vs. 2 Tournament
Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Play, Small Sided Games
Double Goals
Attacking Drills, Dribbling Drills, Offensive Drills, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
Get in the Zone!
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Shooting Drills, Small Sided Games
Multi Team Endzone Soccer
Dribbling Drills, Offensive Drills, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Wall Pass FTW
Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
Dead Ball Striking
Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Shooting Drills
Quick Finishing
Attacking Drills, Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Passing Drills, Shooting Drills
2 v 2 Plus Two
2 vs 2 Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
Freestyle Soccer Dribbling
Dribbling Drills
First Touch Soccer Drill: Trap, Roll, and Play
First Touch, Passing Drills
First Touch Soccer Drill: Inside Trap and Outside Play
First Touch, Passing Drills
First Touch Soccer Drill - Outside Trap and Play
First Touch, Passing Drills
First Touch: Inside Trap and Play
First Touch, Passing Drills
First Touch: Receiving Ball with Outside of Foot
Dribbling Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills
The Cryuff, soccer turning exercise
Dribbling Drills
Bobby Burling demonstrating the chop, soccer turning technique
Dribbling Drills
Forward and backward roll, soccer dribbling exercise
Dribbling Drills
5 v 2 Keep Away
Defending Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
4 v 4 Plus One to 6 Goals
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
3 vs. 1 Speed Passing Soccer Drill
Passing Drills, Small Sided Games, Possession Drills
Direct 2 vs. 1's
2 vs 1 Drills, Attacking Drills, Combination Play, Small Sided Games
Two Touch Champ
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
Curved Zones
Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
4 Goal Game with Goalkeepers
Small Sided Games, Passing Drills
Goals Goals Goals
Dribbling Drills, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
4 v 4 to 6 Goals
Small Sided Games
Technique Circle
Small Sided Games, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
35 x 25 5 vs. 5 Scrimmage
Small Sided Games, Possession Drills, Goalkeeping Drills
4 Goal Game
Goalkeeping Drills, Small Sided Games, Possession Drills
Goal to Goal - Soccer Drill for Goalies
Goalkeeping Drills, Small Sided Games
Handball - Goalie Drill
Goalkeeping Drills, Small Sided Games
Multiple Goals - Dribbling Game
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
15 x 10 yd  1 vs. 1's to Goal
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games, Passing Drills
Dribbling Endzones
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
Tight Spaces
Dribbling Drills
Any Three Goals
Small Sided Games
Give & Take Warm Up Drill
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
All For One - Warm Up Dribbling Game
Warm Up Drills, Small Sided Games, Dribbling Drills
Wall Passes Under Pressure
1 vs 1 Drills, Passing Drills
5 Dot Possession Passing Drill
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Stations
Hexa Possession Passing Drill
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Warm Up Drills
2 Shot Agility Goalie Drill
Goalkeeping Drills
In the Ring 1 vs 1
1 vs 1 Drills, Small Sided Games
Leave a Shot
Shooting Drills, Warm Up Drills, Goalkeeping Drills
5 vs. 3 Rescue Mission
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
Pass to Shoot #2
Shooting Drills, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills, Attacking Drills
Find the Medic
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Two Touch Under Pressure
Passing Drills, Possession Drills
Double Pass Shooting Warm Up
Shooting Drills, Warm Up Drills
Corners
Passing Drills, Dribbling Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills
Dribbling Around
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
Control Burst Dribbling Relay
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills, Agility Drills
3 vs. 3 Transition Game
Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
Forward Goalie Warm Up
Goalkeeping Drills, Shooting Drills, Warm Up Drills
Traffic Jam
Dribbling Drills
2 v 2 v 2 Split Passing
Defending Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Through Passing
Pyramid Follow and Shoot
Shooting Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Passing Drills
Quick Pass & Follow
Shooting Drills, Passing Drills
Star Passing Drill
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
3 zone, 6 v 3 Keep Away
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
Passing Accuracy
Passing Drills, Stations
Shooting Box
Goalkeeping Drills, Shooting Drills
Rapid Fire Receive
Shooting Drills, Goalkeeping Drills
3 on 1 Passing
1 vs 1 Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
1 vs. 1 Wall Game
1 vs 1 Drills, 2 vs 1 Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games