Soccer Fun Games Training Drill

Fun Games

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Basic Information

Age Group: (5-7yrs) (8-11yrs) (12-15yrs) (16-Adult)
Number of Players: 8+
Difficulty: Easy-Medium
Time: 10-20 min.
Emphasis: Dribbling, Attacking, Defending

Field Preparation:

  • 2 teams
  • cones to mark off area
  • 2 goals with goalies
  • pinnies


  • all field players must play with clasped hands
  • if rule is broken it’s an automatic free kick for the other team


  • play without goalies
  • all field players must carry a ball
  • all field players must carry a ball behind their back
  • all field players must have their hands clasped behind their back
  • players pair up and hold hands with their partner
  • players pair up and take their partner piggyback

Coaching Points:

  • change of speed & direction
  • protect the ball
  • vision
  • close control
  • angle, distance and timing of support
  • body position – open to field
  • decision making
  • verbal and visual communication

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