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.

First Touch Soccer Drill - Outside Trap and Play

First Touch: Outside Trap and Play

Passing Drills | First Touch
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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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First Touch Soccer Drill: Inside Trap and Outside Play

First Touch: Inside Trap and Outside Play

Passing Drills | First Touch
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids

Shooting Box

Goalkeeping Drills | Shooting Drills
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Quick Finishing Soccer Shooting Drill

Quick Finishing

Passing Drills | Shooting Drills | Goalkeeping Drills | Attacking Drills | Finishing Drills
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Double Goals Soccer Activity

Double Goals

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games | Attacking Drills
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Bobby Burling demonstrating the chop, soccer turning technique

Turning Exercise: The Chop

Dribbling Drills
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1v1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Soccer Game

1 vs 1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Game

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending 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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The Cryuff, soccer turning exercise

Turning Exercise: The Cruyff

Dribbling Drills
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
High Tempo 2 vs 2 Soccer Game

Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal

Dribbling Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | 2 vs 2 Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot

2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot

Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games | 2 vs 2 Drills
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Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity

Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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First Touch: Receiving Ball with Inside of Foot

First Touch: Receiving Ball with Inside of Foot

Passing Drills | First Touch
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
4 vs. 4 to Six Goals Plus 1 - Soccer Drill for Building out of the back

4 vs. 4 to Six Goals Plus 1

Attacking Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Multi Team Endzone Soccer Activity

Multi Team Endzone Soccer

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games | Offensive 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
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
4 vs. 4 to Six Goals - Small Sided Soccer Game

4 vs. 4 to Six Goals

Attacking Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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5 vs 2 Keep Away - U14 Small Sided Soccer Game

5 vs 2 Keep Away

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games | 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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Dribbling Endzones - Small Sided Soccer Game

Dribbling Endzones

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games
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Hexa Possession Passing Drill

Hexa Possession Passing Drill

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Colored Gates in Pairs - U10 Soccer Dribbling Drill

Colored Gates in Pairs

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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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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Get in the Zone! Soccer Dribbling Activity

Get in the Zone!

Dribbling Drills | 1 vs 1 Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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4 vs. 4 to 4 Goals Soccer Game

4 vs. 4 to 4 Goals

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games | Offensive Drills | Goalkeeping Drills
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4 In and 4 Out Soccer Passing and Possession Drill

4 In and 4 Out Soccer Passing and Possession Drill

Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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Goals Goals Goals - Dribbling and Passing Soccer Game for U10

Goals Goals Goals

Dribbling Drills | Passing 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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2 vs. 2 Soccer Tournament

2 vs. 2 Tournament

Small Sided Games | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Play
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Endzone Combinations To Goal

Endzone Combinations To Goal

Passing Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Attacking 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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1 vs. 1 Transition Game

1 vs. 1 Transition

1 vs 1 Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Small Sided Games
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Numbers Up and Down Soccer Game

Numbers Up and Down

Transition | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Small Sided Games
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Heading the Soccer Ball

Basic Fundamentals: Heading the Soccer Ball

Heading Drills
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
Corners

Corners

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills
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Direct 2 vs. 1's - Soccer 2 on 1 Drill for U12

Direct 2 vs. 1's

2 vs 1 Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games | Attacking Drills
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Flying Changes Soccer Activity

Flying Changes

Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills
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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 vs. 2's - Soccer Offensive Drill

Direct 2 vs. 2's

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

Two Touch Under Pressure

Passing Drills | Possession 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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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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2v2 + 2 Soccer Activity

2 vs. 2 Plus 2

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Tight Spaces - Soccer Dribbling Drill

Tight Spaces

Dribbling Drills
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Dead Ball Striking Soccer Shooting Drill

Dead Ball Striking

Shooting Drills | Passing Drills | Offensive Drills | Goalkeeping Drills
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Bumper Soccer Passing Activity

Bumper Soccer

Goalkeeping Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Quick Pass & Follow

Quick Pass & Follow

Shooting Drills | Passing Drills
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Shadow Defending Soccer Exercise

Shadow Defending

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

Go At Them!

1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Small Sided Games
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5 vs. 3 Rescue Mission

5 vs. 3 Rescue Mission

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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3 vs. 1 Rondo Soccer Activity

3 vs. 1 Rondo

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

One Goal + Endzone

Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Small Sided Games
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31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage - Soccer small sided game

31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage

Dribbling Drills | Small Sided Games | Passing Drills
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Defending in Zones Soccer Activity

Defending In Zones

Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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One Pass Shootout

One Pass Shootout

Shooting Drills | Goalkeeping Drills
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4 Goal Game with Goalkeepers - Soccer Small Sided Game

4 Goal Game with Goalkeepers

Small Sided Games | Passing Drills
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