Defending whilst Outnumbered (13-P2)
U14 Soccer Drills
This page displays the latest U14 soccer drills suitable for players entering the Youth Phase. After the technical skills developed in the Foundation Phase, a similar emphasis is put on the player's tactical development. We include Technical Soccer Drills, Small Sided Games, and Opposed Skill practices in this curriculum.
When coaching soccer players aged 14 and under, it is important to choose practices that are both challenging and enjoyable for your players. Here are some key soccer practices that are ideal for players in this age group:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Possession and transition practices: These practices should focus on helping players develop their ability to maintain possession of the ball and transition from defense to attack. Examples include the "possession and transition" drill, the "counter-attacking" drill, and the "transition to attack" drill.