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