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

Small Sided Games
First Touch Soccer Skills Series

First Touch Skills Series

First Touch | Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Penalty Area Rondo

Attacking Drills | Finishing Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
High Tempo 2 vs 2 Soccer Game

Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal

2 vs 2 Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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1v1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Soccer Game

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! Soccer Dribbling Activity

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 Passes FTW! Soccer Activity

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 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 Soccer Drill: Inside Trap and Outside Play

First Touch: Inside Trap and Outside Play

First Touch | Passing Drills
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First Touch Soccer Drill - Outside Trap and Play

First Touch: Outside Trap and Play

First Touch | Passing Drills
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First Touch: Receiving Ball with Outside of Foot

First Touch: Receiving Ball with Outside of Foot

Dribbling Drills | First Touch | Passing Drills
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First Touch: Receiving Ball with Inside of Foot

First Touch: Receiving Ball with Inside of Foot

First Touch | Passing Drills
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The Cryuff, soccer turning exercise

Turning Exercise: The Cruyff

Dribbling Drills
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Bobby Burling demonstrating the chop, soccer turning technique

Turning Exercise: The Chop

Dribbling Drills
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Soccer Dribbling Exercise - Inside Outside Touches with Both Feet

Inside and Outside Touches (Both Feet)

Dribbling Drills
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5 v 2 Keep Away

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games | Warm Up Drills
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4 v 4 Plus One to 6 Goals

Attacking Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity

Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Colored Gates in Pairs

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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4 v 4 to 6 Goals

Attacking Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Dribbling Endzones - Small Sided Soccer Game

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

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
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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
2 vs. 2 Soccer Tournament

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 Soccer Activity

3 vs. 1 Rondo

Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Go At Them 1 vs. 1 Soccer Activity

Go At Them!

1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Endzone Combinations To Goal

Endzone Combinations To Goal

Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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One goal + Endzone Soccer Game

One Goal + Endzone

Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Numbers Up and Down Soccer Game

Numbers Up and Down

Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games | Transition
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Dead Ball Striking

Goalkeeping Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Shooting Drills
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1 vs. 1 Defending the Shot

1 vs. 1 Defending the Shot

1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Flying Changes Soccer Activity

Flying Changes

Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills
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1 vs. 1 Transition Game

1 vs. 1 Transition

1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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Bumper Soccer

Goalkeeping Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Shadow Defending Soccer Exercise

Shadow Defending

1 vs 1 Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 v 2 Plus Two

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Climb the Mountain Soccer Passing Drill

Climb the Mountain Soccer Passing Drill

Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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15 x 10 yd 1 vs. 1 - Small Sided Dribbling Game

15 x 10 yd 1 vs. 1's to Goal

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Four Square Dribbling Soccer Drill - Weave Variation

Four Square Dribbling Series - Soccer Dribbling Drill

Dribbling Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Curved Zones Soccer Activity for U14

Curved Zones

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Heading the Soccer Ball

Basic Fundamentals: Heading the Soccer Ball

Heading Drills
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Corners

Corners

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills
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Direct 2 vs. 1's

2 vs 1 Drills | Attacking Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Goal to Goal - Soccer Drill for Goalies

Goal to Goal - Soccer Drill for Goalies

Goalkeeping Drills | Small Sided Games
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Direct 2 v 2's

Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Two Touch Under Pressure Soccer Drill Diagram

Two Touch Under Pressure

Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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4 Goal Game - Game for Soccer Goalies

4 Goal Game

Goalkeeping Drills | Small Sided Games | Possession Drills
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3 vs. 1 Speed Passing Soccer Drill

3 vs. 1 Speed Passing Soccer Drill

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games | Possession Drills
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