U16 Soccer Drills

U16 soccer drills tend to be quite a but more complex than players have experienced in previous years.  It is still important to pay attention to fundamentals of passing, ball control, shooting, and receiving but in the heart of the practice players should expect a bit more team play concepts and drills that require more players.  Drills that emphasize ball possession and tactical play will become increasingly important.  Well designed small sided games can be a great tool to help players with their decision making and how they think the game.  The compete level should also be an area of emphasis for U16 soccer players.  Therefore coaches should have a good set of competition drills and set aside time to work these into practice on a consistent basis.  To get a good idea of a U16 practice view our free U16 Soccer Practice Plan.  This plan incorporates a good use of technical shooting drills, competition drills, and small sided games.

6 v 6 Into 2 v 2, Full Field
Large Sided Games, Possession Drills
Four Finishes
Crossing Drills, Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Passing Drills, Patterns of Play
Mexico - Defending as a front 7 in a 3-5-2
Defending Drills, Large Sided Games, Possession Drills
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
Pressing Down One Side
Defending Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
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
8 v 8 Bumper Finishing Game
Finishing Drills, Large Sided Games, Possession Drills
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
4 v 2 Into 5 v 3
Large Sided Games, Possession Drills
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
Balance the Squares
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
Flip the Triangles
Combination Play, Passing Drills, Through Passing, Up Back and Through
First Touch Drill
First Touch, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
Penalty Area Rondo
Attacking Drills, Finishing Drills, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
3 v 2 Into 1 v 1
1 vs 1 Drills, Attacking Drills, Finishing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
1 v 1 into 4 v 1, One Touch
Small Sided Games
2 v 2 Finishing Game
Small Sided Games
2 v 2 Plus One Game
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
Double Pass, Turn
Combination Play, Double Passing, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
1 vs 1 to 4 Goal & 4 Gates Game
1 vs 1 Drills, Defending Drills, Dribbling Drills, Offensive Drills, Small Sided Games
2 vs. 2 Tournament
Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Play, Small Sided Games
Rapid Defending
Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Three Goal Counter
Defending Drills, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Multi Team Endzone Soccer
Dribbling Drills, Offensive Drills, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Quick Finishing
Attacking Drills, Finishing Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Passing Drills, Shooting 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
Forward and backward roll, soccer dribbling exercise
Dribbling Drills
7 vs 6 One Goal with Counters
Possession Drills, Attacking 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
Curved Zones
Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
4 v 4 to 6 Goals
Small Sided Games
When to Shoot
Shooting Drills, Small Sided Games
Quick Give and Go Overlap Passing Drill
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Warm Up Drills, Stations
4 In and 4 Out Soccer Passing and Possession Drill
Combination Play, Passing Drills, Up Back and Through
Hexa Possession Passing Drill
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Warm Up Drills
Big Square Small Square Passing Series
Combination Play, Passing Drills, Up Back and Through
Five Line Five Pass
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Warm Up Drills
2 Shot Agility Goalie Drill
Goalkeeping Drills
Touch to Space
Goalkeeping Drills, Passing Drills, Shooting Drills
5 vs. 3 Rescue Mission
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
Find the Medic
Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games
Two Touch Under Pressure
Passing Drills, Possession Drills
Corners
Passing Drills, Dribbling Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills
Pyramid Follow and Shoot
Shooting Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Passing Drills
3 Tier Shooting
Shooting Drills, Goalkeeping Drills, Crossing Drills, Heading Drills, Offensive Drills
Star Passing Drill
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
Striker Shoutout
Shooting Drills, Goalkeeping Drills
3 vs. 3 Transition Game
Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
Forward Goalie Warm Up
Goalkeeping Drills, Shooting Drills, Warm Up Drills
2 v 2 v 2 Split Passing
Defending Drills, First Touch, Passing Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Through Passing
4 v 4 Intercept
Passing Drills, Small Sided Games, Possession Drills
Touch, Turn & Shoot
Shooting Drills, Goalkeeping Drills
One Touch Follow Passing
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
3 zone, 6 v 3 Keep Away
Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Transition
Shooting Box
Goalkeeping Drills, Shooting Drills
Rapid Fire Receive
Shooting Drills, Goalkeeping Drills
1 on 1 with Bumpers
1 vs 1 Drills, Small Sided Games
3 on 1 Passing
1 vs 1 Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
Give and Go Overlap Shooting Warm Up
Passing Drills, Shooting Drills, Warm Up Drills
3 vs. 3 Own Half Shooting
Goalkeeping Drills, Shooting Drills, Small Sided Games