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.

3 v 2, Both Ways
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First Touch Skills Series
First Touch | Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
Penalty Area Rondo
Attacking Drills | Finishing Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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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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1 vs 1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Game
1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive 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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Multi Team Endzone Soccer
Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Wall Pass FTW
Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing 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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Quick Finishing
Attacking Drills | Finishing Drills | Goalkeeping Drills | Passing Drills | Shooting Drills
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First Touch: Inside Trap and Outside Play
First Touch | Passing Drills
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First Touch: Outside 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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Turning Exercise: The Cruyff
Dribbling Drills
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Turning Exercise: The Chop
Dribbling Drills
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5 v 2 Keep Away
Defending Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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4 v 4 Plus One to 6 Goals
Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Colored Gates in Pairs
Double Passing | First Touch | Passing Drills
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4 v 4 to 6 Goals
Small Sided Games
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Dribbling Endzones
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Hexa Possession Passing Drill
Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Forward Goalie Warm Up
Goalkeeping Drills | Shooting Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Shooting Box
Goalkeeping Drills | Shooting Drills
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1 vs. 1 Wall Game
1 vs 1 Drills | 2 vs 1 Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
Combinations into 1 v 1
1 vs 1 Drills | Combination Play | Small Sided Games
4 v 4 Plus Four Game
Small Sided Games
4 v 2 Into 2 v 1 Game
2 vs 1 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 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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3 vs. 1 Rondo
Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | 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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Endzone Combinations To Goal
Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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One Goal + Endzone
Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Numbers Up and Down
Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games | Transition
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Dead Ball Striking
Finishing Drills | Goalkeeping Drills | Shooting Drills
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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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Flying Changes
Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills
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1 vs. 1 Transition
1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Bumper Soccer
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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2 v 2 Plus Two
2 vs 2 Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games | Turning / Shielding
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Goals Goals Goals
Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Climb the Mountain Soccer Passing Drill
Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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15 x 10 yd  1 vs. 1's to Goal
Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Four Square Dribbling Series - Soccer Dribbling Drill
Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Curved Zones
Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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3 vs. 3 Quick Attack Game
1 vs 1 Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | Small Sided Games | Transition
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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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Direct 2 vs. 1's
2 vs 1 Drills | Attacking Drills | Combination Play | Small Sided Games
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Goal to Goal - Soccer Drill for Goalies
Goalkeeping Drills | Small Sided Games
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Corners
Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills
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Direct 2 v 2's
Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games