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.

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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First Touch: Receiving Ball with Inside of Foot

First Touch: Receiving Ball with Inside of Foot

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

First Touch: Outside Trap and Play

Passing Drills | First Touch
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
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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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
Multi Team Endzone Soccer Activity

Multi Team Endzone Soccer

Dribbling Drills | Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games | Offensive Drills
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3 vs. 3 Own Half Shooting Soccer Drill

3 vs. 3 Own Half Shooting

Small Sided Games | Shooting Drills | Goalkeeping Drills
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Soccer Dribbling Exercise - Inside Outside Touches with Both Feet

Inside and Outside Touches (Both Feet)

Dribbling Drills
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids

Shooting Box

Goalkeeping Drills | Shooting Drills
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Forward Goalie Warm Up

Forward Goalie Warm Up

Goalkeeping Drills | Shooting Drills | Warm Up Drills
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The Cryuff, soccer turning exercise

Turning Exercise: The Cruyff

Dribbling Drills
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
Hexa Possession Passing Drill

Hexa Possession Passing Drill

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Warm Up Drills
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One goal + Endzone Soccer Game

One Goal + Endzone

Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Small Sided Games
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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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3 on 1 Passing

3 on 1 Passing

Passing Drills | Possession Drills
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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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Continuous Wall Passes

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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Endzone Combinations To Goal

Endzone Combinations To Goal

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

Barcelona Give & Go Shooting Drill

Shooting Drills | 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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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

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 Drill

2 v 2 v 2 Split Passing Drill

Passing Drills | Small Sided Games | Possession Drills
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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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3 Goal Counter Soccer Game

3 Goal Counter

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

Rapid Defending

Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Possession Drills | Attacking 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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Five Line Five Pass - Soccer Passing Drill

Five Line Five Pass

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Bumper Soccer Passing Activity

Bumper Soccer

Goalkeeping Drills | Offensive Drills | Passing Drills | Small Sided Games
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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

One Touch Follow Passing

Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
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Four Corners Give and Go Passing Drill

Four Corners Give and Go Passing Drill

Passing Drills
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1 on 1 with Bumpers

1 on 1 with Bumpers

1 vs 1 Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 vs. 2 Transition Soccer Drill

2 vs. 2 Transition

Defending Drills | Offensive Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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2 vs. 2 with Neutrals Soccer Activity

2 vs. 2 with Neutrals

Attacking Drills | Finishing Drills | Passing Drills | Shooting Drills
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C Line Continuous Passing Drill

C Line Continuous Passing Drill

Passing Drills | Warm Up Drills
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5 vs. 5 Two Goals Soccer Game

5 vs. 5 Two Goals

Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Small Sided Games
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3 Zone 6 vs. 3 Keep Away game

3 Zone 6 vs. 3 Keep Away game

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

Give and Go Overlap Shooting Warm Up

Shooting Drills | Passing 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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First Touch: Inside Trap and Play

First Touch: Inside Trap and Play

Passing Drills | First Touch
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
Find the Medic - soccer possession drill

Find the Medic

Passing Drills | Possession Drills | Small Sided Games
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Striker Shoutout - Soccer Shooting Drill

Striker Shoutout

Shooting Drills | Goalkeeping Drills
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1 vs. 1 to Small Goals Soccer Activity

1 vs. 1 to Small Goals

1 vs 1 Drills | Dribbling Drills | Shooting Drills | Attacking Drills | Small Sided Games
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7 vs 6 One Goal with Counters - U14 / U16 Soccer Drill

7 vs 6 One Goal with Counters

Possession Drills | Attacking Drills
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1 vs 1 Keeping Possession Soccer Activity

1 vs 1 Keeping Possession

1 vs 1 Drills | Possession Drills | Offensive Drills | Defending Drills | Dribbling Drills
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One Touch Conditioning

One Touch Conditioning

Conditioning Drills | Passing Drills
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First Touch Soccer Drill: Trap, Roll, and Play

First Touch: Trap, Roll, and Play

Passing Drills | First Touch
Bobby Burling playing for Colorado Rapids
Pyramid Follow and Shoot

Pyramid Follow and Shoot

Shooting Drills | Goalkeeping Drills | Passing Drills
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