u12 soccer drill for attacking and defending skills

U12 Soccer Drill all youth players love, and enjoy playing. I call it Numbers Game.

This soccer drill is competitive, educational, and is a great training drill to apply in team training sessions.

Players of all ages are able to play this fun soccer training drill, that is good for individual skills, as well as teamwork.

This is another soccer drill where the game teaches players different skills, both attacking and defending at the same time.

Coaches is there to watch, guide, and encourage players to be creative and try different skills on the field.

This soccer drill will develop individual skills, and working in small teams.

Players will improve dribbling, shooting, passing, shielding, and beating opponents in 1 vs 1 situations. 

Opposite player will develop better defensive skills.

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u12 soccer drill - numbers game

  • Mark an area 20 m/yd X 15 m/yd.
  • Make 2 goals on each side of the field 1 m/yd wide.
  • Split the players into even groups, and give each group player a number. For example, 8 players total split into half is 4 players, so they will each have numbers 1, 2, 3 or 4.
  • Coach will take a position on the sideline center, with each group of players on each side. 
  • Coach will start this soccer drill by yelling out a number, and kicking the ball into play. 
  • Players from both groups, who have been assigned that number, will sprint on the field to win the ball.
  • Whoever gets to the ball first will be able to attack the defending player and score on his/her goal.
  • The game is played until one player scores a goal, or the ball goes out of bounds. If the game is taking too long, Coach will count down 5 seconds until the next player goes.
  • Encourage players to take on opponents, and shoot whenever there is a chance to get the shot off.
  • Play up to 5, or 10 goals, than the loosing team can get punished with sprints, pushups or situps.

u12 soccer drill coaching tips

  • Encourage players to get creative and take on their defender.
  • Limit touches to 1 - 3 for groups of players who are already comfortable on the soccer ball.
  • Modify this soccer drill by having players enter the field by running around the field, and entering the field from behind their goal, on the further post/cone.
U12 SOCCER DRILL

WARM UP SOCCER DRILLS


soccer shooting/attacking drills

  • Soccer Shooting Drills will help players develop their kicks on the soccer ball. There are different kinds of shooting techniques in soccer. Knowing the right way to kick the ball is crucial to firm and precise shooting.
  • Soccer Shooting Tips to learn the proper shooting technique and positive habits for shooting the soccer ball.
  • Fun Soccer Drills using games with attacking drills through crossing, or shooting.

soccer passing drills

  • Soccer Passing Drills are focused on repetitive passing of the ball, while the player uses the right technique in locking his/her ankle, and making firm contact on the ball.
  • Soccer Passing Tips and Technique for passing the soccer ball with pace and accuracy.
  • Four Squares passing soccer drill.
  • Possession Game for improving passing soccer skills.
  • Back Pedal for lots of passes and movement.
  • Small Sided Games to apply in training and help with young soccer players development passing, quick thinking, dribbling, creativity and decision making.
  • Soccer Practice Drills to help players learn how to move the soccer ball wide, and attack from crosses, and wide areas of the field.
  • Soccer Passing and Receiving Drills to help players get more comfortable on the soccer ball. Players will learn to receive the ball, and move after the pass is complete. 

soccer ball control drills

  • Ball Control Soccer Drills to help players get more familiar with the surface of the ball.
  • Soccer Training Drills to improve players ball control skills. Getting familiar with the soccer ball takes time, consistency and effort.
  • U10 Soccer Training Drills to improve ball handling skills, agility, coordination, and speed.
  • Soccer Drills for Beginner soccer players U8 and U6. These soccer drills can also be adapted to older kids by changing the pace, and adding few skills.
  • Small Sided Games to teach youth soccer players how to play soccer through the game being the Coach. Players will fall in love with the game from simply playing soccer.
  • This Soccer Drill is many kids favorite soccer training drill in practice. The game is the Coach, while players enjoy competitive side of soccer in smaller spaces.
  • First Touch Soccer Drills to help young players work on their passing, receiving, and moving. Smart players, with great ball control, will use their first touch to get out of tight situations, and surrounding defenders.

SOCCER FITNESS, SPEED AND AGILITY

  • Agility Ladder Drills, also called Speed Ladder Drills, are very important for soccer players to develop agility, and speed.
  • Soccer Agility Drills are used to improve players balance, footwork, and coordination. Change of direction is frequent throughout the game, so being agile, and able to quickly change direction is really important.
  • Soccer Conditioning Drills will build up the players endurance for the WHOLE game. Players usually frown on these soccer drills, as they push them to exhaustion point; but prepare them for the game. Fit player is twice as valuable for any team in a match.
  • Speed Training Drills will push players to build up their explosive speed, tight cornering, and the ability to speed up, and slow down their pace. These drills will build up the players endurance, and shorten the recovery after sprints.