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.

Scanning Warmup
First Touch, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
2 x Positive Touch While Receiving Back to Goal
1 vs 1 Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
Reaction Competition
Agility Drills, Conditioning Drills
AS Roma Scanning Exercise
First Touch, Passing Drills, Turning / Shielding
AS Roma Passing Drill
First Touch, Passing Drills
Aerial Control with Player on Back
First Touch, Turning / Shielding
4 v 1 into 4 v 3 Breakout
Small Sided Games
3 v 1, Send One
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
1 v 1 Challenge Circle
1 vs 1 Drills, Defending Drills, Dribbling, Passing Drills
3 v 2 Keep Away with Finishing
Finishing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
2 v 2 v 2, Find Your Goals
Small Sided Games
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
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Turning Soccer Skills Series
Dribbling, Turning Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Soccer Dribbling Skill Series
Dribbling, Warm Up Drills
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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
5 v 3 Into 2 v 2 w/Crossing
2 vs 2 Drills, Crossing Drills, Finishing 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
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2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot
2 vs 2 Drills, Defending Drills, Small Sided Games
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Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal
2 vs 2 Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Small Sided Games
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1 vs 1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Game
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling, Offensive Drills, Small Sided Games
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Triangle Tag
Conditioning Drills, Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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2 vs. 2 Tournament
Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Play, Small Sided Games
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Double Goals
Small Sided Games
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Get in the Zone!
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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Multi Team Endzone Soccer
3 vs 3 Drills, Small Sided Games
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Wall Pass FTW
3 vs 3 Drills, Small Sided Games
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Dead Ball Striking
Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Shooting Drills
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Quick Finishing
1 vs 1 Drills, Finishing Drills, Small Sided Games
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2 v 2 Plus Two
2 vs 2 Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
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Freestyle Soccer Dribbling
Dribbling Drills
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First Touch Soccer Drill: Trap, Roll, and Play
First Touch, Passing Drills
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First Touch Soccer Drill: Inside Trap and Outside Play
First Touch, Passing Drills
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First Touch Soccer Drill - Outside Trap and Play
First Touch, Passing Drills
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First Touch: Inside Trap and Play
First Touch, Passing Drills
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First Touch: Receiving Ball with Outside of Foot
Dribbling Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills
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The Cryuff, soccer turning exercise
Dribbling Drills
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Bobby Burling demonstrating the chop, soccer turning technique
Dribbling Drills
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Forward and backward roll, soccer dribbling exercise
Dribbling Drills
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5 v 2 Keep Away
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
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4 v 4 Plus One to 6 Goals
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
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Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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3 vs. 1 Speed Passing Soccer Drill
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
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Direct 2 vs. 1's
2 vs 1 Drills, Combination Play, Small Sided Games
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Two Touch Champ
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Curved Zones
Crossing Drills, Dribbling, Finishing Drills, Small Sided Games
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4 Goal Game with Goalkeepers
Small Sided Games
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Goals Goals Goals
Small Sided Games, Warm Up Drills
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4 v 4 to 6 Goals
Small Sided Games
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Technique Circle
First Touch, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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35 x 25 5 vs. 5 Scrimmage
Small Sided Games
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4 Goal Game
Goalkeeping Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
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Goal to Goal - Soccer Drill for Goalies
1 vs 1 Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Small Sided Games
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Handball - Goalie Drill
Goalkeeping Drills, Small Sided Games
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Multiple Goals - Dribbling Game
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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15 x 10 yd  1 vs. 1's to Goal
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage
Small Sided Games
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Dribbling End Zones
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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Tight Spaces
Dribbling Drills, Turning Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Any Three Goals
Small Sided Games
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Cross Fire Without Balls
Agility Drills, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
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Give & Take Warm Up Drill
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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All For One - Warm Up Dribbling Game
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games, Warm Up Drills
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Wall Passes Under Pressure
1 vs 1 Drills, Combination Play, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
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5 Dot Possession Passing Drill
First Touch, Passing Drills
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Hexa Possession Passing Drill
Combination Play, Passing Drills, Up Back and Through, Warm Up Drills
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Five Line Five Pass
First Touch, Passing Drills
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2 Shot Agility Goalie Drill
Agility Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Warm Up Drills
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In the Ring 1 vs 1
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling, Small Sided Games
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Touch to Space
Combination Play, Finishing Drills, Passing Drills, Through Passing
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Leave a Shot
Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Warm Up Drills
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5 vs. 3 Rescue Mission
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
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Pass to Shoot #2
Combination Play, Finishing Drills, Passing Drills, Wall Passing
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Find the Medic
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
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Two Touch Under Pressure
First Touch, Passing Drills
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Double Pass Shooting Warm Up
Combination Play, Finishing Drills, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Corners
2 vs 2 Drills, Small Sided Games
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Dribbling Around
Dribbling Drills, Turning / Shielding, Warm Up Drills
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Leave the Ball
Conditioning Drills, Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Star Passing Drill
First Touch, Passing Drills
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Control Burst Dribbling Relay
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Striker Shoutout
Finishing Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
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3 vs. 3 Transition Game
3 vs 3 Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
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Traffic Jam
Dribbling Drills, Turning / Shielding, Warm Up Drills
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2 v 2 v 2 Split Passing
Defending Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Through Passing
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Pyramid Follow and Shoot
Finishing Drills, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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3 Tier Shooting
Crossing Drills, Finishing Drills, Heading Drills
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Quick Pass & Follow
First Touch, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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One Touch Follow Passing
First Touch, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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3 zone, 6 v 3 Keep Away
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
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Passing Accuracy
First Touch, Passing Drills
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Shooting Box
Goalkeeping Drills, Shooting Drills
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Rapid Fire Receive
Finishing Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills
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3 on 1 Passing
1 vs 1 Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
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4 v 4 Intercept
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
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Touch, Turn & Shoot
Finishing Drills, First Touch, Turning Drills
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Give and Go Overlap Shooting Warm Up
Combination Play, Finishing Drills, Through Passing, Wall Passing
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1 vs. 1 Wall Game
1 vs 1 Drills, 2 vs 1 Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games