U8 Soccer Drills

U8 soccer drills should focus on fundamentals of the individual player. Ball skills should be the primary focus when it comes to fundamentals. Not much time , if any, should be set aside for team concepts. Drills in which each player has their own ball and have to complete one task will be the most beneficial.  Small sided games of 1 vs. 1 and 2 vs. 2 are great for this age level.  From a coaching standpoint it is important to be encouraging of your players because kids at this age feed off of approval, especially from adults.  One of the goals for this age level is to nurture their love for the game.  The players should be excited for practice and have fun with their teammates on the field. To keep the game fun we have a great post on 7 Fun U8 Soccer Drills. We have also put together 3 free U8 practice plans which you can download by clicking the button below.

Download 3 Free U8 Soccer Practice Plans

Reaction Competition
Agility Drills, Conditioning Drills
Last Ball Wins
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
Throw-In Challenge
Small Sided Games, Throw-In
Passing Game
Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
1 v 1 From the End Line
1 vs 1 Drills, Small Sided Games
Smash and Grab
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling, Possession Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
2 v 2 Ladder
2 vs 2 Drills, Small Sided Games
Pass and Move Gates
First Touch, Passing Drills, Possession Drills
POWERBALL
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling, Small Sided Games, Turning / Shielding
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Turning Soccer Skills Series
Dribbling, Turning Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Soccer Dribbling Skill Series
Dribbling, Warm Up Drills
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First Touch Soccer Skills Series
First Touch, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot
2 vs 2 Drills, Defending Drills, Small Sided Games
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Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal
2 vs 2 Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Small Sided Games
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Triangle Tag
Conditioning Drills, Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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2 vs. 2 Tournament
Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Play, Small Sided Games
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Double Goals
Small Sided Games
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Get in the Zone!
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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Sailing the Seas
Dribbling Drills, Turning Drills
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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Soccer Marbles
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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The Network - Athletic Movements Soccer Drill
Agility Drills, Conditioning Drills, Small Sided Games, Warm Up Drills
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Minions - Soccer Activity for Kids
Agility Drills, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
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Team Tag
Agility Drills, Dribbling, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games, Turning Drills
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Unopposed Technique Training
First Touch, Passing Drills
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Technique Circle
First Touch, Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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1 vs. 1 To Single Goal
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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Freeze Tag
Dribbling Drills, Turning Drills
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Body Part Dribble
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Get Your Own Ball
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Multiple Goals - Dribbling Game
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage
Small Sided Games
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Dribbling End Zones
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
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1 vs. 1 Ladder
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills
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Controlled Craziness
Dribbling Drills, Turning Drills
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Any Three Goals
Small Sided Games
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Four Goals
Dribbling Drills, Finishing Drills, Turning Drills
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Empty the Bucket
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Fill the Bucket
Dribbling Drills
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Cross Fire Without Balls
Agility Drills, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
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Give & Take Warm Up Drill
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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All For One - Warm Up Dribbling Game
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games, Warm Up Drills
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British Bulldog
Defending Drills, Dribbling Drills
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In the Ring 1 vs 1
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling, Small Sided Games
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1,2,3 Dribble
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Clean the Room
Passing Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Toe Taps in Box
Dribbling Drills, Turning / Shielding
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Dribbling Around
Dribbling Drills, Turning / Shielding, Warm Up Drills
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Leave the Ball
Conditioning Drills, Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Traffic Jam
Dribbling Drills, Turning / Shielding, Warm Up Drills
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Attack the Cone Dribbling Skills
Dribbling Drills, Turning Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Control Burst Dribbling Relay
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
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Passing Accuracy
First Touch, Passing Drills
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Musical Soccer Balls
Agility Drills, Small Sided Games, Stations