Defending Centrally (12-P3)
U10 Soccer Drills
This page displays U10 soccer drills suitable for younger players in the Foundation Phase and combines fun games with technical focused football practices. We can begin to incorporate challenging soccer dribbling games, ball mastery control and turning exercises, and competitive small-sided games.
U10 Soccer Practices
When coaching soccer players aged 10 and under, it is important to choose practices that are both fun and challenging for your players. Here are some key soccer practices that are ideal for players in this age group:
Dribbling and ball control practices: These practices should focus on helping players develop their dribbling and ball control skills, as well as their agility and coordination. Examples include the "dribbling through cones" drill, the "dribbling in a small grid" drill, and the "dribbling through obstacles" drill.
Passing and receiving practices: These practices should help players develop their passing and receiving skills, as well as their ability to move off the ball and find space. Examples include the "pass and move" drill, the "one-touch passing" drill, and the "passing and receiving in small groups" drill.
Finishing practices: These practices should focus on helping players improve their shooting and finishing skills, as well as their ability to create space and get a shot off under pressure. Examples include the "shooting on goal" drill, the "finishing with a defender" drill, and the "shooting from different angles" drill.
Small-sided games: Small-sided games are an excellent way to help players develop their skills in a game-like setting. These games should be designed to simulate real game situations and should help players develop their technical, tactical, and physical skills. Examples include 3v3 games, 4v4 games, and 5v5 games.
Overall, it is important to vary your practices and include a mix of drills and small-sided games to help players develop their skills and improve their performance on the soccer field. By incorporating a variety of practices into your training program, you can help your players become more skilled, confident, and successful on the soccer field.