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Soccer Drills for Kids
Agility and Speed with Ball

Soccer drills for kids should be focused around having fun and lots of touches on the ball. 

This training set up is started with ball control soccer drills for kids, followed with agility and speed training. Boys dribble the soccer ball around the grid using short controlled touches with the ball. My players always go through drills with the soccer ball before or after running because I coach mostly youth soccer players 14 years old and younger. Younger players need more technical fundamentals with the ball compared to older players.  

Players use short controlled touches on the ball to go up and down through the training grid. I leave about one foot of space on each side of the agility ladder and speed hurdles to make the touches more disciplined. Punishment is ten pushups for knocking over cones, speed hurdles, or stepping and moving the agility ladder. Control is the key, and every step is encouraged to be a touch on the ball. Older, more skilled players can add limitations to use one foot only to go around the grid. My players are younger, and I let them use both feet to control the soccer ball around the grid. 

  • Soccer Drills for Kids with the Ball, Cones, Agility Ladders, and Speed Hurdles - 3 Repetitions

Limit touches to 3 reps right foot only, 3 reps left foot only, 3 reps free. 

Soccer Drills for Kids
Triple Cone and Ground Shot

Simple soccer drills for kids to get more touches with the soccer ball. Dribble the sideways triple cones and focus on low (ground) shooting in the goal's corners. I set up three big cones to make the obstacles larger and mimic players in the game. Touches are free, and creativity with the soccer ball is encouraged throughout the training session. During the exercise, I show players how hard it is to save a good ground shot and pass the ball in the corner pockets. 

  • (01:43) Coaching Demonstration for Good Ground Shooting Into Corner Pockets of the Goal.

Limit touches to right foot only, left foot only, and finish with both feet. 

Soccer Drills for Kids
Small Sided Game

Soccer Drills for Kids

These small sided games can be applied in team training or with a group of friends.

Make the goals smaller to add more difficulty.


  • Create a small sided soccer field 30 m/yd long, 20 m/yd wide.
  • Adjust field size to players age and skill level.
  • Set up 4 goals, two in each corner of the field, for each team to defend/attack.
  • Goals should not be more than 8 ft wide.
  • 2 teams will play a game. Each team will have two goals to score on, and two goals to defend on possession change.
  • Make the goals smaller or bigger depending on the player group size and skill level.  


  • Limit touches to 1 - 3 touches on the ball. Apply this rule once the players feel comfortable with the ball at their feet.
  • Add a neutral player, or two, to help the attacking team in the possession of the ball.
  • Add a neutral player who will always play on the defensive team, making it harder to score for the attackers.
  • Score goals by dribbling the ball through the goal, instead of shooting. 
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Eight Soccer Drills with the Ball from my training session with young boys different ages and various skill levels with the soccer ball. Watch the soccer training video and read about each drill.

Soccer Ball Control Training Drills using the agility ladder and cones to get touches and work on agility, speed, and coordination. Watch the training video and read about this soccer drill.

Ball Control Drills for Soccer with Cones to maximize touches with the soccer ball.

Soccer Drills with Cones to develop players dribbling skills by controlling the soccer ball through the cone grid and finishing with a shot on goal.

Better Ball Control Drills give players 100s of touches on the soccer ball to help players move towards achieving 10,000 hours of contacts on the soccer ball.

Soccer Drills to Improve Ball Control will focus on the touches and technique before adding more and more speed after getting comfortable with the soccer ball.

Ball Control, Agility and Speed Drills for Soccer using basic equipment to set this drill up. Agility ladder, cones and a soccer ball. 

Simple Soccer Drill to develop touch on the ball and improve shooting off dribble. It is best to have 3 - 4 soccer balls so you can complete 3 - 4 repetitions one after another.

Ball Control Soccer Drills for Kids have to include lots of touches on the soccer ball, with different parts of the foot, and direction change with the ball.

U10 Soccer Training Drills focus on maximizing touches on the soccer ball through various turns and close control of the soccer ball. Apply this fun soccer training drill to any age group of soccer players for lots of touches, turns, creativity, and finishing with a shot on goal.

Adapt this Ball Control Soccer Drill in training, or get creative and add some things to it. Becoming a better soccer players takes a lot of work and dedication to training. The harder you work in training, transfers to how hard you will work in games.

Soccer Trapping Drills are done in repetition to help player get more touches on the ball coming from the air. This soccer exercise is going to help players build coordination on the ball, and first touch to turn into space with the ball coming from the air.

Beginner Soccer Drills are based on developing coordination, and getting familiar with the surface of the ball. Beginner soccer players may, or may not, have good balance and coordination, which helps in learning how to control the soccer ball using the feet.

Soccer Drills for Beginner Players are focused on fun and playing with the ball to improve the players coordination and skills with the soccer ball at their feet. This is a fun soccer drill for beginner soccer players, but it can also be adapted to more skilled players by getting creative with the training drill instructions.

Beginner Soccer Player Drills should be fun and entertaining. This soccer drill is simple and every player needs to have a soccer ball before the drill is started.

Simple Soccer Training Drills for players of all ages. This drill can be done with cones set up in a line or zig zag formation.

Coaching Kids Soccer is very rewarding. It is a great way to give back to the game through teaching, and motivating players to fall in love with the game of soccer. 

Soccer Drills for Kids should be focused around fun and lots of touches on the ball. What better way to have fun than to simply play a small sided game with 2 goals to score on.

Small Sided Drills for Soccer are great for players of all ages. Younger players will benefit from small sided games as they are more involved in the game, both defensively and offensively. 

Attacking Soccer Drill is a great way to build the attacking players confidence, decision making, and skills on the soccer ball. Defenders will also benefit by playing defense and trying to stop the attacking players. 

Soccer Dribbling Drill with lots of fun and the game itself teaching players both attacking and defensive responsibilities. Players also have to be aware of the their number being called, sprinting into action to try and get to the ball and attack their opponent.

Passing Soccer Drill teaches players in possession of the ball to keep the soccer ball with the intention of completing passes splitting the defenders to earn a point.

Wide Attacking Soccer Drill teaches players to stretch the soccer field wide and open more space to build up the attack. Pass the ball wide and relieve pressure in the midfield.

1v1 Soccer Drill is a great way to improve the players confidence and skills on the ball. The objective for this soccer drill is to give players the freedom to take players 1 on 1 whenever they find themselves in the opponents half of the field.

First Touch Soccer Training is an essential part in every soccer players training routine. First touch soccer drills are a simple way to improve any player’s first touch on the soccer ball through repetition, and consistent training.

First Touch Soccer Drill done in practice, or out of practice with friends or parents. Players will develop better overall touch on the ball, and learn the positive habit of always running toward the pass, instead of waiting for the soccer ball.

First Touch Drills for Soccer need to focus on technique first. Young players try to do everything fast and the technique suffers. Teaching them to slow down and learn first is the best way in getting the technique correct.

First Touch in Soccer is crucial and more important as players get older and have less time on the soccer ball. Good first touch skills will allow players more time on the soccer ball to make creative decisions on the field.

First Touch Soccer Drills should play a very important part in every soccer players training routine. First touch soccer drills are a simple way to improve any player’s first touch on the soccer ball through repetition, and constant training.