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Fun soccer games

We recommend Fun Soccer Games as a regular part of your coaching program – fun should always be high on your agenda as a coach.

As a subscriber to this website you get access to 75 Fun Soccer Games for age groups from U5 to U15. If a subscription is not for you, visit our shop where you can buy the same games in printed and e-book formats.

Below are some great fun games. They teach kids skills but they’re all about having fun while they learn. With these games in your locker, you can’t be accused of running a boring coaching session.

Where’s the fun in that?

in Blog, Fun soccer games

Young players learn a lot from the environment you create, the words you use and the way you explain the sessions to them. Making sure the atmosphere and the games are fun is key to success in your coaching. MORE

Waiting for players

in Arrival activities, Fun soccer games

This session is set up so that as players arrive they can easily join in without you needing to stop or change the session. The arrival activity shown here is geared towards closing down the opposition in midfield. Set up You need balls, bibs and cones in an area 20×20 yards. Numbers build up as... MORE

Bees and wasps

in Fun soccer games, Soccer dribbling drills

This fun session gives players an understanding of how to defend and develop team communication. It also works on dribbling, and it encourages awareness of space and helps players to see what’s around them by keeping their heads up. MORE

Slam

in Ball Control and Footwork, Fun soccer games

It’s rare that I advise coaches to set up games and drills that require props, such as a wall, because not all soccer coaches will have access to one, but Slam is one game where it’s worth making the effort. Game to improve players’ kicking skills If you want a game which can improve kicking... MORE

Attack! Attack!

in Fun soccer games, Other, Soccer drills and skills

Age group: U7 – U14 Set up: Create a 20 x 30 playing area. This might seem like a big area for just four players but the big space will create more breakaway situations and will encourage players to run into spaces during matches.   Place a small goal on each end line. Split your... MORE

Make scoring easier

Shrinking goal

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

This is a great game since it provides a natural handicap that makes even the most unequal of teams (in terms of player skill) equal. So let your players choose their own teams, if necessary, and enjoy the game’s effect! MORE

Up and Down drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Up and Down

in Attacking, Fun soccer games

A game for reacting to gained or lost ball, speed and direction, passing and forward runs, defend and delay, and recovery runs to mark players or space. MORE

Long and Short of It drill for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Long and Short of It

in Fun soccer games, Passing

This game improves players’ ability to make quick decisions on play and enhances awareness and judgement on space and distance. It involves support play angles and distances, reaction to lost and regained possession & awareness of space and team mates. MORE

Six shooter drills for 12 to 15 Year Olds- part 1

Six Shooter

in Fun soccer games, Shooting

Great way to improve attitude to shooting, accuracy/power, support play and follow ups. Skills include creating space and good body shape to receive the ball for a potential first time shot. Attitude to shoot, first touch, angles, support communication and accuracy/power rebounds. MORE

Behind Enemy Lines drill for 5 to 8 year olds - part 1

Behind Enemy Lines

in Fun soccer games, Passing

Will the package get delivered behind enemy lines? It will by passing through the opposition, getting behind defenders, keeping a good defensive shape, plus good use of anticipation. MORE


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