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

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
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
2 vs. 2 Defending the Shot
2 vs 2 Drills, Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Small Sided Games
Tempo 2 vs 2 to Goal
2 vs 2 Drills, Attacking Drills, Defending Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
Triangle Tag
Dribbling Drills
2 vs. 2 Tournament
Defending Drills, Offensive Drills, Play, Small Sided Games
Double Goals
Attacking Drills, Dribbling Drills, Offensive Drills, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
Get in the Zone!
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Shooting Drills, Small Sided Games
Sailing the Seas
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
1 vs 1 Turn and Shoot
1 vs 1 Drills, Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
Gatekeepers - Soccer Dribbling Activity
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
Soccer Marbles
Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
The Network - Athletic Movements Soccer Drill
Agility Drills, Small Sided Games
Minions - Soccer Activity for Kids
Agility Drills, Passing Drills, Small Sided Games
Team Tag
Dribbling Drills, Agility Drills, Small Sided Games
Technique Circle
Small Sided Games, Passing Drills, Turning Drills
1 vs. 1 To Single Goal
Dribbling Drills, 1 vs 1 Drills
Freeze Tag
Small Sided Games, Dribbling Drills
Body Part Dribble
Dribbling Drills
Get Your Own Ball
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
31 x 20 4 vs. 4 Scrimmage
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games, Passing Drills
Dribbling Endzones
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
1 vs. 1 Ladder
Dribbling Drills, 1 vs 1 Drills
Controlled Craziness
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
Any Three Goals
Small Sided Games
Four Goals
Small Sided Games, Dribbling Drills
Empty the Bucket
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
Fill the Bucket
Dribbling Drills, Small Sided Games
Cross Fire Without Balls
Small Sided Games, Passing Drills, Agility Drills
Give & Take Warm Up Drill
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
All For One - Warm Up Dribbling Game
Warm Up Drills, Small Sided Games, Dribbling Drills
British Bulldog
Small Sided Games, Dribbling Drills
In the Ring 1 vs 1
1 vs 1 Drills, Small Sided Games
1,2,3 Dribble
Dribbling Drills
Clean the Room
Small Sided Games
Toe Taps in Box
Dribbling Drills, Warm Up Drills
Leave the Ball
Dribbling Drills, Agility Drills
Attack the cone Dribbling Skills
Dribbling Drills, Turning Drills, Warm Up Drills
Traffic Jam
Dribbling Drills
Musical Soccer Balls
Small Sided Games, Agility Drills, Stations