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3.91
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Soccer Drills Clean Your Room
This is a great soccer drill for U5 through U8 players. The clean your room soccer drill will focus on dribbling under pressure while also working on defensive pressure as a individual or a small group.
3.66
out of 252
votes
152426 Views
Soccer Drills Combination Shooting Drills

This is a shooting drill that focuses on combination play and building up for a shot on goal. There are multiple combination ideas to progressively make the shooting drill more difficult.

4.01
out of 144
votes
185228 Views
Soccer Drills Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game
This soccer dribbling game is designed for young players ages 3-8. The Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game will focus on young players dribbling skills and is great fun for the kids.
3.94
out of 95
votes
117267 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Defending the Dribble
The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble. This drills focus can be modified to focus on the first attacker taking on the defender.
4.09
out of 198
votes
189174 Views
Soccer Drills Diagonal Soccer Shooting Drill
This is a simple soccer shooting drill that is great for warm-up to a shooting practice or warm-up prior to a game.
4.10
out of 105
votes
149778 Views
Soccer Drills Circle Keep-Away Passing Game
This is a fun passing game for younger players that allows them to focus on the passing game while playing keep away.

4.14
out of 66
votes
103449 Views
Soccer Drills Soccer Control and Trapping Small Sided Game
This is a great exercise that focuses on control and trapping. It’s a great trapping drill that helps focus on when and where to receive the ball.
4.14
out of 213
votes
227851 Views
Soccer Drills World Cup Soccer Drill
The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.
4.11
out of 75
votes
136128 Views
Soccer Drills Team Reaction Dribbling Drill
Create a small grid approximately 20X20 yards. From each of the four corners, place a flag about 7-10 yards from the corner cone. Each player should have a ball inside the grid.
3.97
out of 101
votes
206019 Views
Soccer Drills Coach's Revenge
This drill is designed to be a fun soccer drill. It will focus a bit on young player’s agility while dodging balls kicked at them, and is a great ice breaker or a fun warm-up game at the beginning of practice.

For FUN youth soccer drills, youth soccer games and soccer drills for kids, check out our age specific drills for kids of all ages.

Top Rated Fun Soccer Drills

4.33
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Soccer Drills Sharks and Minnows
This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 player and their ability to dribble out of pressure. This drill can be used to focus on the player using their body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.
4.32
out of 222
votes
359681 Views
Soccer Drills Ouch!
This drill should be used with younger players (U6 and U8) to introduce dribbling, looking up and properly striking the ball ball at a target. And best of all, it's FUN!
4.27
out of 368
votes
391372 Views
Soccer Drills Pirates of the Pugg
This soccer drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.
4.24
out of 241
votes
338012 Views
Soccer Drills The Numbers Game
This drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This focuses on the individual dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.
4.23
out of 217
votes
258250 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 50/50 to Goal Team Competition
The purpose of this soccer drill is to work on soccer fitness, scoring soccer goals, soccer shooting, soccer goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls. This is a fun soccer drill for the younger soccer player.
4.22
out of 40
votes
119461 Views
Soccer Drills Simon Says
This soccer dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 players. This drill focuses on dribbling and keeping close control for quick instructions. Also works on listening skills for the younger player.
4.2
out of 45
votes
69687 Views
Soccer Drills The Flag Game - Dribbling in Tight Spaces
This soccer drill is designed to focus on young soccer players learning to dribble in tight spaces. This will help young players keep their eyes up and to become aware of their surroundings. This soccer drill also helps players keep close possession while dribbling.
4.19
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votes
161577 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 Competition
This drill is great to focus on 1v1 play. It is flexible and can be used to work on the offensive side or the defensive side. On the offensive side you can get attackers to attack the defenders with speed, quick change of pace with an explosive touch to get away, getting behind the defensive players and shooting at half chances. On the defensive side, you can focus on closing down quickly, forcing the attacker to the side and closing down the attack.
4.15
out of 79
votes
143136 Views
Soccer Drills Red Light, Green Light
This soccer dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 Players. This drill will focus on dribbling with the ball close in order to stop quickly.
4.15
out of 20
votes
63187 Views
Soccer Drills Extreme Tag
This is a fun soccer drill that focuses on young soccer players dribbling skills and aids in player awareness. It is a great drill that causes players to change directions quickly to find space and avoid being tagged. This game is bit harder than Soccer Tag.

For FUN youth soccer drills, youth soccer games and soccer drills for kids, check out our age specific drills for kids of all ages.

Most Viewed Fun Soccer Drills

4.27
out of 368
votes
391372 Views
Soccer Drills Pirates of the Pugg
This soccer drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.
4.32
out of 222
votes
359681 Views
Soccer Drills Ouch!
This drill should be used with younger players (U6 and U8) to introduce dribbling, looking up and properly striking the ball ball at a target. And best of all, it's FUN!
4.24
out of 241
votes
338012 Views
Soccer Drills The Numbers Game
This drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This focuses on the individual dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.
4.33
out of 148
votes
267053 Views
Soccer Drills Sharks and Minnows
This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 player and their ability to dribble out of pressure. This drill can be used to focus on the player using their body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.
4.23
out of 217
votes
258250 Views
Soccer Drills 1v1 50/50 to Goal Team Competition
The purpose of this soccer drill is to work on soccer fitness, scoring soccer goals, soccer shooting, soccer goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls. This is a fun soccer drill for the younger soccer player.
4.14
out of 213
votes
227851 Views
Soccer Drills World Cup Soccer Drill
The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.
4.14
out of 118
votes
213861 Views
Soccer Drills Guard the Castle
This drill is a great small sided game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations This is a fun drill and the kids will love it!
4.12
out of 76
votes
211196 Views
Soccer Drills HItters and Dodgers
The Hitters and Dodgers soccer drill is a great warm-up and drill for younger players under 5 through under 9. This soccer drill is great for teach players to dribble and then getting their heads up to make a pass. This soccer drill is SO much fun and the younger age group players LOVE this soccer drill.
3.97
out of 101
votes
206019 Views
Soccer Drills Coach's Revenge
This drill is designed to be a fun soccer drill. It will focus a bit on young player’s agility while dodging balls kicked at them, and is a great ice breaker or a fun warm-up game at the beginning of practice.
4.09
out of 198
votes
189174 Views
Soccer Drills Diagonal Soccer Shooting Drill
This is a simple soccer shooting drill that is great for warm-up to a shooting practice or warm-up prior to a game.

For FUN youth soccer drills, youth soccer games and soccer drills for kids, check out our age specific drills for kids of all ages.

All Fun Soccer Drills

4.33
out of 148
votes
267053 Views
Sharks and Minnows
This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 player and their ability to dribble out of pressure. This drill can be used to focus on the player using their body to protect the ball by placing their body in between the ball and the defender.
4.32
out of 222
votes
359681 Views
Ouch!
This drill should be used with younger players (U6 and U8) to introduce dribbling, looking up and properly striking the ball ball at a target. And best of all, it's FUN!
4.27
out of 368
votes
391372 Views
Pirates of the Pugg
This soccer drill is a great soccer drill using a Pugg Goal that can be tweaked to focus on many aspects of the game. For younger players ages 8-11, the primary focus should be on good dribbling technique in traffic which requires vision and awareness. The coach can also focus on transition from offense to defense if the ball is lost, or recovering from a tackle and finding safety. Defensively, this allows defenders to steal the ball from attackers and play to a particular goal or target.
4.24
out of 241
votes
338012 Views
The Numbers Game
This drill focuses on the 1v1 situational play for younger players. This focuses on the individual dynamics of this game such as dribbling, shooting, shielding, turning and beating an opponent.
4.23
out of 217
votes
258250 Views
1v1 50/50 to Goal Team Competition
The purpose of this soccer drill is to work on soccer fitness, scoring soccer goals, soccer shooting, soccer goalkeeping, and winning 50-50 balls. This is a fun soccer drill for the younger soccer player.
4.22
out of 40
votes
119461 Views
Simon Says
This soccer dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 players. This drill focuses on dribbling and keeping close control for quick instructions. Also works on listening skills for the younger player.
4.2
out of 45
votes
69687 Views
The Flag Game - Dribbling in Tight Spaces
This soccer drill is designed to focus on young soccer players learning to dribble in tight spaces. This will help young players keep their eyes up and to become aware of their surroundings. This soccer drill also helps players keep close possession while dribbling.
4.19
out of 129
votes
161577 Views
1v1 Competition
This drill is great to focus on 1v1 play. It is flexible and can be used to work on the offensive side or the defensive side. On the offensive side you can get attackers to attack the defenders with speed, quick change of pace with an explosive touch to get away, getting behind the defensive players and shooting at half chances. On the defensive side, you can focus on closing down quickly, forcing the attacker to the side and closing down the attack.
4.15
out of 79
votes
143136 Views
Red Light, Green Light
This soccer dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 Players. This drill will focus on dribbling with the ball close in order to stop quickly.
4.15
out of 20
votes
63187 Views
Extreme Tag
This is a fun soccer drill that focuses on young soccer players dribbling skills and aids in player awareness. It is a great drill that causes players to change directions quickly to find space and avoid being tagged. This game is bit harder than Soccer Tag.
4.14
out of 36
votes
109364 Views
The Greeting Game
This soccer drill is specifically designed for younger players (U-6 and U-8). This drill will get the players moving, greeting each other, and a building block to introduce dribbling. Good for Camp activities for the younger players.
4.14
out of 66
votes
103449 Views
Soccer Control and Trapping Small Sided Game
This is a great exercise that focuses on control and trapping. It’s a great trapping drill that helps focus on when and where to receive the ball.
4.14
out of 213
votes
227851 Views
World Cup Soccer Drill
The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great shooting game for kids of all ages. The World Cup Soccer Drill is a great game to work on game like situations with number down situations.
4.14
out of 118
votes
213861 Views
Guard the Castle
This drill is a great small sided game that focuses on passing in numbers up situations This is a fun drill and the kids will love it!
4.13
out of 38
votes
73910 Views
Traffic Jam Dribbling Game
This game is just out right fun! The kids will have a blast playing this game. This drill is ideal for kids who know how to dribble but just need to learn to get their heads up and dribble under the pressures of mere congestion.
4.12
out of 91
votes
158876 Views
Jam-Packed Soccer Dribbling Drill
This soccer dribbling drill will give players confidence while dribbling through congested areas on the soccer field.
4.12
out of 76
votes
211196 Views
HItters and Dodgers
The Hitters and Dodgers soccer drill is a great warm-up and drill for younger players under 5 through under 9. This soccer drill is great for teach players to dribble and then getting their heads up to make a pass. This soccer drill is SO much fun and the younger age group players LOVE this soccer drill.
4.12
out of 104
votes
183086 Views
Down and Back Dribbling Game
This drill is most effective with young players just learning to dribble. This drill teaches players to dribble in high traffic/high pressure situations while staying in control. It's a great warm-up to focus on dribbling with all parts of the foot.
4.11
out of 98
votes
125880 Views
Power/Finness with a Twist
This shooting and finishing soccer drill focuses on being comfortable striking long shots as well as close range shots/volleys/headers.
4.11
out of 75
votes
136128 Views
Team Reaction Dribbling Drill
Create a small grid approximately 20X20 yards. From each of the four corners, place a flag about 7-10 yards from the corner cone. Each player should have a ball inside the grid.
4.10
out of 105
votes
149778 Views
Circle Keep-Away Passing Game
This is a fun passing game for younger players that allows them to focus on the passing game while playing keep away.

4.1
out of 60
votes
140015 Views
Head/Catch Game
This soccer game is more of a fun activity. When players need a break from the normal drills, need a reward from hard work, or if you just want to let the players goof around. It focuses on listening and reaction skills.
4.1
out of 30
votes
59787 Views
2v2 or 1v1 - Get Outta Here
This drill is a very fast paced 2v2 game that focuses on aspects of the small sided game such as dribbling, passing, and scoring.
4.10
out of 41
votes
63760 Views
Soccer Tennis
Soccer Tennis is a great game to focus on volleys and balls out of the air. It can be played virtually anywhere and the older kids will love it.
4.09
out of 32
votes
81222 Views
Soccer Ball Smash
This soccer drill will focus on the player who is just learning to pass, as this drill will focus on passing accuracy.
4.09
out of 198
votes
189174 Views
Diagonal Soccer Shooting Drill
This is a simple soccer shooting drill that is great for warm-up to a shooting practice or warm-up prior to a game.
4.08
out of 12
votes
43782 Views
Criss Cross Dribbling Game
This dribbling drill is geared towards the younger player. This will help players play with speed while keeping their heads up. Be warned, this drill can be dangerous for players who have a tendency of dribbling with their head down.
4.01
out of 144
votes
185228 Views
Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game
This soccer dribbling game is designed for young players ages 3-8. The Pirate Treasure Dribbling Game will focus on young players dribbling skills and is great fun for the kids.
4
out of 14
votes
53782 Views
Body Parts Warm-up Game
This soccer drill focuses on the younger player's dribbling skills and the ability to think quick on their feet while holding the ball close.
3.98
out of 43
votes
68771 Views
Tunnel of Death
This drill can be used to focus on either attacking or defending. It teaches players to take advantage of an off balanced defender by attacking with speed, or could be used to focus on good defensive posture and transition.
3.97
out of 101
votes
206019 Views
Coach's Revenge
This drill is designed to be a fun soccer drill. It will focus a bit on young player’s agility while dodging balls kicked at them, and is a great ice breaker or a fun warm-up game at the beginning of practice.
3.95
out of 19
votes
95409 Views
Soccer Tag
This soccer drill is good for younger players ages under 5 through under 8. This is a fun soccer drill that allows players to gain confidence on the ball while getting a lot of touches.
3.94
out of 95
votes
117267 Views
1v1 Defending the Dribble
The purpose of this drill is to isolate the defender to focus on the first defender and defending the dribble. This drills focus can be modified to focus on the first attacker taking on the defender.
3.91
out of 94
votes
78930 Views
Clean Your Room
This is a great soccer drill for U5 through U8 players. The clean your room soccer drill will focus on dribbling under pressure while also working on defensive pressure as a individual or a small group.
3.91
out of 11
votes
63393 Views
Can You Do This?
This is a soccer drill designed for under 6 soccer players. It is designed to work on simple body movement, coordination and balance.
3.84
out of 19
votes
40115 Views
Dribble with Speed
Here is an activity that works on speed dribbling and also getting the ball under control after dribbling with speed.
3.81
out of 27
votes
98853 Views
Fun Dribbling Warm-up
This is a fun warm-up game that is a great ice-breaker at the beginning of the season or the beginning of a camp to get the kids warmed up with a light, fun dribbling game. These exercises might are a bit advanced for the beginner soccer player.
3.79
out of 24
votes
79121 Views
Frogger
This dribbling drill is for U6 and U8 players. This drill will assist the younger player with dribbling under minimal pressure.
3.71
out of 21
votes
66059 Views
Knock Out
This drill is a great warm-up drill for dribbling sessions. It emphasizes on dribbling and ball control (keeping head up, change of direction and change of pace).
3.66
out of 252
votes
152426 Views
Combination Shooting Drills

This is a shooting drill that focuses on combination play and building up for a shot on goal. There are multiple combination ideas to progressively make the shooting drill more difficult.

3.59
out of 37
votes
124754 Views
Snake in the Grass Soccer Game
This is a great soccer game for under 6 and under 8 soccer players. This soccer game is designed to work on young players coordination and body movements.
3.56
out of 9
votes
48352 Views
Monster Turns
This drill focuses on the U6 and U8 players dribbling skills. The added pressure allows the players to turn away from pressure while remaining in control of the ball.

For FUN youth soccer drills, youth soccer games and soccer drills for kids, check out our age specific drills for kids of all ages.

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