Soccer Drills by Age
Here we break down our Touchtight Soccer Drills by age, making it much easier for you to find the exact session you need. For example, we have U8 Soccer Drills which focus specifically on technical 1v1 games and fun competitions. At the other end of the spectrum, we have Pro and Advanced Youth Soccer groups moving more towards the 11v11 game.
Smaller Ballers & Foundation Soccer Drills
1v1 games, technical soccer practices and fun games
Early Youth Soccer Drills
Combining technical football practices, with more tactical attacking and defensive soccer drills
Advanced Youth Soccer Drills
Patterns of Play, tactical soccer drills, increased competition
Professional Soccer Drills
11v11 soccer drills, advanced lead sessions, and soccer position focused exercises
Differences in Soccer Practices by Age Group
Soccer practices for different age groups can vary significantly, as players at different stages of development have different needs and abilities. Here are some the main differences in soccer practices for set age groups:
For young children (ages 4-7): At this age, soccer practices should be focused on having fun and developing basic motor skills. Drills and activities should be simple and age-appropriate, with an emphasis on learning the basic rules of the game and developing coordination and balance.
For older children (ages 8-12): As players get older and more skilled, practices can become more structured and focused on specific skills and tactics. Players at this age should be introduced to more advanced drills and activities, such as passing and shooting, as well as basic team tactics like shape and positioning.
For teenagers (ages 13-18): At this age, practices should be geared towards preparing players for the physical and mental demands of competitive soccer. Drills should focus on more advanced skills and tactics, such as ball control, passing combinations, and defending as a team. Practices should also include elements of fitness and conditioning to help players develop the endurance and strength needed for match play.
For adults: Practices for adult players should be tailored to the specific needs and goals of the team. This may involve a mix of skill work, tactical drills, and fitness training, as well as opportunities for players to work on their individual weaknesses and areas for improvement.
In summary, soccer practices for different age groups should be tailored to the specific needs and abilities of the players. While young children may focus on basic motor skills and having fun, older players should be introduced to more advanced skills and tactics, and adults should focus on preparing for the demands of competitive soccer.