soccer drills and games for young children

The games on this page are fun, easy to explain and are particularly suitable for soccer players aged 5 to 8.

However, they can be used for any age group as warm ups or as a little light relief (12 and 13 year olds like to have fun too!)

 

ball tag
beehive, king of the ring, attack & protect, shadow dribbling, one-on-one
blob tag
blob tag
Circle Dribble Tag
circle game
drills and games that improve dribbling skills
dynamic passing
eleven simple soccer coaching games for young children
example soccer coaching practice plan for children aged 3 to 8
explode!
flag shooting drill
freeze tag
Get out of here
guard the castle
hit the cone
Hot potato
kick it out!
line game
minefield
minefield
minefield
musical balls
musical balls
Ouch!
Sharks and Minnows
shooting from corner kicks
simple games that improve passing and receiving skills
small goal passing game
soccer coaching lesson plan for 8 year olds
soccer games and drills for under 5s
soccer marbles
soccer tennis
Trick or Treat
U6 balance and co-ordination
U6 training games (pdf)
U6-U8 basic foot skill games
U6-U9 - moving with the ball
war!

soccer drills and games for young children (part 1)

        

soccer drills and games for young children (part 2)

                      

soccer drills and games for young children (part 3)