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.

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
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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Multi Team Endzone Soccer

Dribbling Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Possession 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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5 v 2 Keep Away

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

Attacking Drills | Passing Drills | Possession 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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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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3 vs. 3 Own Half Shooting Soccer Drill

3 vs. 3 Own Half Shooting

Goalkeeping Drills | Shooting 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

Flip the Triangles

Combination Play | Passing Drills | Through Passing | Up Back and Through

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
2 vs. 2 Soccer Tournament

2 vs. 2 Tournament

Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Play | Small Sided Games
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3 Goal Counter Soccer Game

Three Goal Counter

Defending Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Rapid Defending Soccer Activity

Rapid Defending

Attacking Drills | Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Possession 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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Bumper Soccer

Goalkeeping Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Continuous Wall Passes

Passing Drills
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Curved Zones Soccer Activity for U14

Curved Zones

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Barcelona Give & Go Shooting Drill

Passing Drills | Shooting Drills
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Two Touch Under Pressure Soccer Drill Diagram

Two Touch Under Pressure

Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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Touch, Turn & Shoot

Touch, Turn & Shoot

Shooting Drills | Goalkeeping Drills
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Short Short Long the Ultimate Soccer Passing Drill

Short Short Long the Ultimate Soccer Passing Drill

Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
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5 vs. 3 Rescue Mission

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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3 vs. 3 Quick Attack Game

Attacking Drills | Goalkeeping Drills | Passing Drills | Shooting Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 v 2 v 2 Split Passing

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Corners

Corners

Passing Drills | Dribbling Drills | Attacking Drills | Defending Drills
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Heading the Soccer Ball

Basic Fundamentals: Heading the Soccer Ball

Heading Drills
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Climb the Mountain Soccer Passing Drill

Climb the Mountain Soccer Passing Drill

Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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Five Line Five Pass

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Big Square Small Square Passing Series

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Warm Up Drills
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One Touch Follow Passing

Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
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4 In and 4 Out Soccer Passing and Possession Drill

Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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3 on 1 Passing

Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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3 zone, 6 v 3 Keep Away

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Give and Go Overlap Shooting Warm Up

Passing Drills | Shooting Drills | Warm Up Drills
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7 vs. 3 Box Game

7 vs. 3 Box Game

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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Flank Attack #2

Flank Attack #2

Crossing Drills | Heading Drills | Offensive Drills
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2 vs. 2 to Goal Soccer Activity

2 vs. 2 to Goal

Defending Drills | Attacking Drills | Goalkeeping Drills | 2 vs 2 Drills | Small Sided Games
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Wall Pass Warm Up

Combination Play | Passing Drills | Wall Passing
First Touch: Inside Trap and Play

First Touch: Inside Trap and Play

First Touch | Passing Drills
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