Fun Soccer Games For 12 to 15 Year Olds

Prison Break, Triple Whammy, Pick Pockets, Spin To Win, Bend It Like Becks - even 12-15 year olds love a game at training
Keith Boanas

These 25 fun games for young teenagers are organised into easy, intermediate and hard, so there’s an element of challenge for your players with some of them.

They may have names that will make some of the older lads cringe but each one has a serious purpose behind the fun element – the acquisition of an important skill.

Prison Break is about possession play and counter attack. Triple Whammy involves close range finishing, one touch and quick play, reacting to loose ball/follow ups, and bravery. With Pick Pockets players will improve their running with the ball and dribbling. In Spin to Win the striker starts with his back to goal and learns one or no touch turn and shoot. It also includes that all-important skills of passing into the feet of the striker. And what set of fun games would be complete without Bend it like Becks – encouraging trick shots, swerving, lobs and chip shots.

Invest in this easy to read and simple to coach manual for positive development outcomes in your team.

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Children view drills for exactly what they are, boring and monotonous. If you keep running drills not only will you lose your player’s interest, ultimately, you will lose your players. No child is going to come to your sessions week after week if they are not having fun. So how do you overcome this? The answer is simple, play games.

What can Fun Soccer Games for 12 to 15 Year Olds do for your players?

Teach basic soccer skills. Games are the best way to teach a range of skills. All of the basics such as passing, shooting, dribbling, heading are covered.
Let them have fun. At this age, above all else, children want to have fun. That’s why the soccer authorities in the UK and United States back the idea of fun games.Games are fun which is why we continue to play them well into adulthood. Top soccer matches are still games, they’ve just developed a more competitive, and commercial, edge.
Engage them. How do you get a child to buy into your games? Make them engaging.
Educate. Games can educate your players beyond the learning of basic skills. These games are based on simple rules and educate players in simple ideas such as right and wrong. They are introduced with achievable, desirable objectives.
Promote teamwork. Young children can be selfish, they’re not always keen to share their toys and they strive to achieve objectives independently. The games introduce teamwork in a variety of ways, working independently, in pairs, and in a group. The majority of games require one ball per player so that everyone can be involved even though the games are all team based.

Fire their creativity. These games work, but you should never be afraid to make changes, to the rules, the playing area, or even the premise of the game. You can even let them change the rules. It’s a case of how would they like to play the game as much as how should they play the game.

– Keep them coming back. If young children play a game and enjoy it you can be sure they’ll want to keep on playing. Your youngsters are going to latch on to these games and want to play them over and over again. Ask what game they want to play and off you go. They’ll be back week after week, there’s a big difference between consistent fun and monotony.


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4 reviews for Fun Soccer Games For 12 to 15 Year Olds

  1. Darren Ford

    The Fun Soccer Game Coaching Manuals will support any coach looking to develop young footballers, the sessions, not only make it fun for the boys, the parents too can become involved.

    If you’re looking to enhance your training, these manuals do the trick.

    – Darren Ford – UK

  2. Marc Geary

    The Keith Boanas Fun Soccer Games manuals are great for players & coaches as they are fun practices while learning the various fundamental aspects which make a great soccer player.

    I have personal experience of being coached by Keith on my F.A. Level 3 course where I gained confidence & knowledge from his vast coaching experience.

    – Marc Geary – Coach – Halliford Colts F.C. – UK

  3. Mihail Chompalov

    It is a fantastic piece of a coaching manual, well organised, with a variety of games, very flexible and adaptable for coaching adults (which was my case).

    Often I was stuck for ideas how to design a certain session or how to illustrate a certain aspect of the game and this is where this book helped me!

    – Mihail Chompalov – UK

  4. Russell Bulgin

    As a coach of an under 12’s team I am always looking for ways to make the coaching fun, while achieving a particular goal.

    Fun Soccer Games is packed with great games presented in an easy to understand format.

    All with and end result. The boys latest favourite is “It’s behind you” which gets very competitive! It has also improved the defensive partnerships in a very short space of time.

    – Russell Bulgin – Toton FC – UK

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As the head coach of Surrey County FA Keith is responsible for all coaches studying the UEFA B licence in the county. His coaching career was built in the non-league game and more recently Keith has made a name for himself coaching women’s soccer. At Milwall, the Estonia national team and now Watford.

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