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U5 soccer drills and games

Coaching soccer to children under 5 years of age presents challenges due to their immaturity, short attention span, and less developed muscles. Your objective should be for all of the kids to have fun, make friends, and learn some soccer skills.

You’ll spend more time tying boot laces than coaching so learn to enjoy it!

Recommended to play 5v5

PRIORITY: Having Fun

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“Monster Tag” for 4-6 year olds

in Small Sided Games, Soccer dribbling drills

Improve the dribbling abilities of the youngest players in this fun “Monster Tag” game. Objective: to improve co-ordination, dribbling skills Age group: 4-6 Set up: create a playing area big enough for all your players to run around in. How to play: All the players are inside the grid and all but three have a... MORE

Play tag to give players a fun soccer warm...

in Warm Ups

Simple warm-up drills often work best with young players in the U4-U7 age groups, but are also often good for older players. Use the following soccer drill, based on a tag game idea, to appeal to all age groups and to get players ready to focus on your soccer coaching session. Run soccer warm-up drill... MORE

Tips for coaching under fives

in Team Management, Tips and advice

Talking recently to a number of new soccer coaches who were taking training sessions for the first time, it was interesting to note how many of them were worried by it and wondering how to handle training Under-5s or Under-6s. The following drills and soccer games for kids are an ideal solution to their dilemma... MORE

Fun Soccer Games for 5 to 8 Year Olds

in Small Sided Games

To celebrate the launch of our coaching book Fun Soccer Games for 5 to 8 Year Olds we’re giving away one of the games completely free to visitors to Better Soccer Coaching. Fun Soccer Games for 5 to 8 Year Olds is written by Keith Boanas, a Football Association Coach Educator and Head Coach for... MORE



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