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U5 Soccer Drills
This page displays U5 soccer drills suitable for younger players with fun and engagement at the forefront of anything we create. Fun games and social interaction are the main components, with soccer dribbling games, 1v1 games, and of course scoring common activities for our smaller ballers
U5 Soccer Practices
Soccer drills for players aged 5 and under should be focused on having fun and developing basic motor skills. Here are some examples of soccer drills that can be coached for young players:
Dribbling relay: Set up a series of cones or markers in a straight line, with a ball at the start. Players take turns dribbling the ball around the cones and back to the start, where they pass the ball to the next player in line. This drill helps to develop dribbling skills and coordination.
Red light, green light: Players line up at one end of the field, with a coach at the other end holding a ball. The coach calls out "red light" or "green light" to signal when the players should stop or start moving. When the coach calls out "red light," players must stop and hold their ground. When the coach calls out "green light," players must dribble the ball to the coach as quickly as possible. This drill helps to develop dribbling skills and coordination.
Shark attack: Players stand in a circle, with one player in the middle holding a ball. The player in the middle tries to kick the ball out of the circle, while the other players try to keep it in. If a player successfully kicks the ball out, they become the new player in the middle.
This drill helps to develop ball control and coordination.
Follow the leader: Players line up behind a coach, who demonstrates a series of movements or skills (e.g. dribbling, kicking, turning). Players must then follow the coach's lead and perform the same movements or skills. This drill helps to develop basic soccer skills and coordination.
These are just a few examples of the many soccer drills that can be coached for players aged 5 and under. By focusing on having fun and developing basic skills, coaches can help young players to enjoy the game and improve their skills.