Soccer Practice Plans

Below is a list of free soccer practice plans for all age levels. These training sessions consist of drills, exercises, activities, and videos that can also be found on our soccer drills page.  The drills have been carefully selected and organized to meet the age and skill level of the practice session. With a membership to Soccer Drive you can create and share your own practice plans.

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Practice Plans for Ages 6 and Under

U6 Practice Plan - Ball Familiarity

Big touches vs little touches and using peripheral vision

U6 Practice Plan - Deception

Using different body parts for deceiving opponents

U6 Practice Plan - Turning

Using different surfaces of the foot to turn with the ball

U6 Practice - Big Touches vs Little Touches

Getting familiar with when to use big touches and when to use small touches.

U6 Practice Plan - Races and Games with Ball Touches

All fun and games with each activity involving ball touches.

U6 Practice Session - 5 Fun Games

5 games for athletic movements, fun, and basic skills.

U6 Practice Session - Dribbling

An emphasis on dribbling and ball control.

Practice Plans for Ages 8 and Under

U8 Practice Session - Finishing and Shooting

When to shoot, placement vs. power, parts of the foot to use.

U8 Practice Session - Focus on Passing

The focus is on the proper fundamentals and technique for passing the ball.

U8 Practice Plan - Pressuring Defender

Work on how and when players should attack as defenders.

U8 Practice - Dribbling to Beat an Opponent

Small sided games and drills that work on deception with dribbling and ball control.

U8 Soccer Practice Plan - Emphasis on FUN

Games that require ball skills and creativity.

U8 Practice - Ball Control & Competition

Dribbling, ball control and 1 on 1 competition.

U8 Soccer Practice Plan

Fun warm up, ball control drills, and end with a game.

Practice Plans for Ages 10 and Under

U10 Practice Plan - Receiving and Opening Body to Field

Receiving passes, first touches, and playing away from the ball.

U10 Practice Plan - Introduction to Goal Keeping

Drills that give players an introduction to goalie fundamentals.

U10 Practice Plan - Fun Competitive Drills / Games

The focus is on competitive drills and games that players will enjoy.

U10 Practice Plan - Creativity

Ball control warm up drills. Series of passing drills and a fun game that promotes creativity.

Practice Plans for Ages 12 and Under

U12 Practice Plan - 2 vs 1's and 2 vs 2's

How and when to get defenders to commit before passing.

Deception - U12 Practice Plan

Dribbling techniques and how to beat opponents with deception.

U12 Practice Plan - Focus on Shooting

Great chance for players to work on different types of shots.

U12 Soccer Practice Plan - Ball Control and Passing

1 Hour Session, 3 ball control drills, 2 possession drills, and end with a possession game.

Practice Plans for Ages 14 and Under

U14 Practice Plan - Building out of the back

Shape of the backline, when and how to move forward and back

U14 Practice Session - Attacking from Wide Areas

How and when to use space on the outside vs. middle of field

U14 Practice Plan - Focus on Possession

A series of drills and games with an emphasis on passing and possession.

U14 Practice Plan #2 - Passing & Finishing

This practice includes a lot of finishing and competition drills.

U14 Soccer Practice Plan - Passing & Possession

Begin with some passing warm up drills and work into possession drills. Then end session with possession games.

Practice Plans for Ages 16 and Under

U16 Practice Plan - Finishing and Shooting

A series of shooting, finishing, and attacking drills.

U16 Practice Plan - Possession and Passing Drills

A session plan focusing on a series of possession and passing drills.

U16 Soccer Practice Plan - Shooting Under Pressure

Shooting warm up drill followed by shooting drills in different situations. Ends with shootout!

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