EXPERT SESSIONS AND ADVICE FOR GRASSROOTS SOCCER COACHES

U11 soccer drills and games

Developing good technique is essential at this age. The development includes making the most of the moment of transition in counter attacks, compact in defence, preventing forward play and penetrating lines. Small-sided games are ideal at this age to get across defend attack principles.
Recommended to play 9v9
PRIORITY: Development of Individual Technique at Speed

Interceptors Drill for 9 to 11 Year Olds- part 1

Interceptors

in Defending, Fun soccer games

The Rules Playing 3v3 in the main area, the attacking team receives a ball from a server and tries to turn and pass to the opposite side. Defenders can win the ball back in the main area or step into the end zone if they are able to anticipate the timing and direction of a... MORE

U11 dribble activity

U11 dribbling drill

in Ball Control and Footwork, Soccer drills and skills

Dribbling is one of the finer arts for a young soccer player and a vital part of his/her soccer development. When you see young players dribbling in matches you can see why it creates goalscoring chances for the player and for their teammates. Use this activity from EasiCoach Soccer Skill Activities U11-U12 with your U11s... MORE

U11 ball control game

U11s ball control game

in Ball Control and Footwork, Small Sided Games

Dribbling is one of the finer arts for a young soccer player and a vital part of his/her soccer development. When you see young players dribbling in matches you can see why it creates goalscoring chances for the player and for their teammates. Set up a 15 x 15 yards area with 2 x 2... MORE

U11 dribble with the ball and shoot drill

U11 dribble and shoot drill

in Attacking, Soccer drills and skills

This session has great match day attacking skills for 11-year-olds with ball movement, turning with the ball, running with the ball and dribbling the ball ending up with a positive shot at the end of the sequence. 1. Set up a 15 x 15 yards area split into a dribbling area of 7 yards and... MORE

U11s Killer Pass feature

U11s Killer Pass Game

in Passing, Small Sided Games

The killer pass – Barcelona are the experts at this … think Neymar to Messi! This game encourages players to play a deadly pass through the defence and it also helps players make a killer run – so you are coaching on the ball and off the ball movement. This game coaches the runner as... MORE

Heading soccer drill for older players

in Heading, Soccer drills and skills

When your players get to U10 and U11, this is the age they become strong enough to use heading skills properly in matches. Having instilled in them the confidence to head the ball at an early age (click here for a fun heading skills drill aimed at younger players) they will move onto more aggressive... MORE


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