EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FROM QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

U10

Recommended to play 7v7
PRIORITY: Development of Individual Technique
Under 10 players will be efficient in 1v1 situations, have good accuracy in individual soccer techniques and use skills effectively in relation to the ball and team mates.

Shapes drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Shapes

in Fun soccer games, Passing

The Rules Mark out several areas in different shapes. Use triangles, circles, semi-circles, diamonds or any other shape you wish to use. Players work within one shape at a time playing one-touch pass and move for three minutes. The players move around each of the shapes in their team of three. Players count the number... MORE

Pizza Party drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Pizza Party

in Fun soccer games, Soccer dribbling drills

The Rules A group of attackers (chefs) start inside the hut. They need to add toppings to the pizza slices by dribbling balls and stopping them on top of the pizza slices. Unfortunately, there are two or three customers that don’t like the topping and will try to stop it going on the pizza. They... MORE

Skill Relays drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Skill Relays

in Fitness and Diet, Fun soccer games

The Rules Divide players into equal teams, each team has a channel to work in. One player from each team stands at the far end of the channel where a box is placed. The first player in line runs down the channel to the box at the end and plays 10 quick passes with their... MORE

Soccer Nuts drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Soccer Nuts

in Fun soccer games, Passing

The Rules Six balls (nuts) are stored in one of the semicircles of cones. The first player starts in the centre between the cones. On your call they sprint to the full nest, steal a nut and run back to the centre with it where they attempt to pass into the nest opposite. The ball... MORE

Secret Weapon drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Secret Weapon

in Attacking, Fun soccer games

The Rules Prior to each kick off, each team forms a huddle and selects its secret weapon. This is the only player that can score for their team. The teams whisper the name of their secret weapon to you and you relay the information to the floaters. As well as trying to set up their... MORE

Powerball drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Powerball

in Ball Control and Footwork, Fun soccer games

The Rules Both teams play at once. One player from each team defends the five pots (small circle of markers approximately 1 yard across) against an opponent who tries to dribble or run with the ball and stop it in a pot to score a point. Each team has five balls with every player having... MORE

Throw-in Frenzy drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Throw-in Frenzy

in Fun soccer games, Set pieces

The Rules Two players from each team are put into the boxes at the end they are attacking. The remaining players play in the main area. To score, a team must pass to one of the boxed players, who catch the ball or pick it up and quickly look to take a legal throw-in. The... MORE

New Scotland Yard drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

New Scotland Yard

in Fun soccer games, Passing

The Rules Two uneven teams play in the main area, 6 visitors v 4 police guards. The teams can score in either goal. For the team of visitors to be able to score they first need to pass through one of the security check points. The police guards do not need to go through a... MORE

The Swamp drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

The Swamp

in Ball Control and Footwork, Fun soccer games

The Rules Inside the main area the teams try to maintain possession until they see the opportunity to dribble through the swamp at either end. If they get through the swamp without hitting a cone (alligator) they can score in the goal by passing the ball in with accuracy, not power. If they hit an... MORE

Boot Camp drill for 9 to 11 year olds - part 1

Boot Camp

in Ball Control and Footwork, Fun soccer games

The Rules Players divide themselves into 3 even teams and each player takes a number. Players dribble inside the zone farthest from the goals, keeping their balls close and looking for space. When you shout a number that numbered player from each group has to break out of the zone into space with a good... MORE

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