Soccer Drills by Age Group
Here we break down our Touchtight Soccer Drills by specific age group categories, making it much easier for you to find relevant sessions. For example, we have U5 to U8 Soccer Drills, U9-U11 Soccer Drills, and so on, allowing you to easily filter content. You will find that younger age groups focus more on the technical 1v1 games and fun competition, whereas advanced Youth Soccer groups move more towards the 11v11 game, with football practices to supplement this.
Smaller Ballers & Foundation Soccer Drills
1v1 games, technical soccer practices and fun games
Youth Soccer Drills
Combining technical football practices, with more tactical attacking and defensive soccer drills
Professional Soccer Drills
11v11 soccer drills, advanced lead sessions, and soccer position focused exercises
Soccer practices for younger players and older players can vary significantly, as players at different stages of development have different needs and abilities. Here are some of the main differences between soccer practices for younger players and older players:
For younger players: Soccer practices for younger players 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. Younger players may also benefit from small-sided games, which allow them to get more touches on the ball and practice their skills in a more game-like setting.
For older players: As players get older and more skilled, practices can become more structured and focused on specific skills and tactics. Older players should be introduced to more advanced drills and activities, such as passing and shooting, as well as basic team tactics like shape and positioning. Practices for older players may also include elements of fitness and conditioning to help them prepare for the physical demands of the game.
In summary, soccer practices for younger players should be geared towards having fun and developing basic skills, while practices for older players should focus on more advanced skills and tactics, as well as preparing for the physical demands of the game. By tailoring practices to the specific needs and abilities of the players, coaches can help players of all ages to improve and succeed on the field.