Fun Soccer Games For 12 to 15 Year Olds


These 25 fun games for young teenagers are organised into easy, intermediate and hard, so there’s an element of challenge for your players with some of them.

They may have names that will make some of the older lads cringe but each one has a serious purpose behind the fun element – the acquisition of an important skill.

Prison Break is about possession play and counter attack. Triple Whammy involves close range finishing, one touch and quick play, reacting to loose ball/follow ups, and bravery. With Pick Pockets players will improve their running with the ball and dribbling. In Spin to Win the striker starts with his back to goal and learns one or no touch turn and shoot. It also includes that all-important skills of passing into the feet of the striker. And what set of fun games would be complete without Bend it like Becks – encouraging trick shots, swerving, lobs and chip shots.

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Children view drills for exactly what they are, boring and monotonous. If you keep running drills not only will you lose your player’s interest, ultimately, you will lose your players. No child is going to come to your sessions week after week if they are not having fun. So how do you overcome this? The answer is simple, play games.

What can Fun Soccer Games for 12 to 15 Year Olds do for your players?

Teach basic soccer skills. Games are the best way to teach a range of skills. All of the basics such as passing, shooting, dribbling, heading are covered.
Let them have fun. At this age, above all else, children want to have fun. That’s why the soccer authorities in the UK and United States back the idea of fun games.Games are fun which is why we continue to play them well into adulthood. Top soccer matches are still games, they’ve just developed a more competitive, and commercial, edge.
Engage them. How do you get a child to buy into your games? Make them engaging.
Educate. Games can educate your players beyond the learning of basic skills. These games are based on simple rules and educate players in simple ideas such as right and wrong. They are introduced with achievable, desirable objectives.
Promote teamwork. Young children can be selfish, they’re not always keen to share their toys and they strive to achieve objectives independently. The games introduce teamwork in a variety of ways, working independently, in pairs, and in a group. The majority of games require one ball per player so that everyone can be involved even though the games are all team based.

Fire their creativity. These games work, but you should never be afraid to make changes, to the rules, the playing area, or even the premise of the game. You can even let them change the rules. It’s a case of how would they like to play the game as much as how should they play the game.

– Keep them coming back. If young children play a game and enjoy it you can be sure they’ll want to keep on playing. Your youngsters are going to latch on to these games and want to play them over and over again. Ask what game they want to play and off you go. They’ll be back week after week, there’s a big difference between consistent fun and monotony.

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