FLAGLER COUNTY YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION

1 2 3 RED LIGHT U-6 DRILL

Skill: Dribbling

Number Of Players Required: Full U-6 team

Equipment: 4 cones to mark grid and 1 cone and 1 ball for each player

Grid Requirement: 20 X 20 yard grid

Organization: Create a 20 X 30 yard grid marked with cones. All players are
required to play within the grid and each player must have a soccer ball.

How The Game Is Played: The coach stands on one endline with his back to the
players who are spread along the opposite endline. Place 5 cones behind the coach,
when the coach has back to the players, the players must dribble toward the opposite
endline. Before the coach turns around he yells “1 2 3 Red Light” and then turns around.
At that point all players must have stopped the ball with the sole of their feet. Any one
seen moving is sent back to the endline. The coach turns his back again. Repeat. The
first player to pick up a cone wins.

Coach

 

Variations: Allow players to only use left foot, right foot, outside of R or L, or use inside
of both feet. Use the endline in place of cones (first player to the endline wins).

SHARKS AND MINNOWS U-6 DRILL

Skill: Dribbling
Number Of Players Required: Full U-6 team
Equipment: 4 or more cones to mark grid, 1 ball for each player and some type
of tail (piece of cloth) for each player.
Grid Requirement: 20 X 20 yard grid
Organization: Create a 20 X 20 yard grid marked with cones. All players are
required to play within the grid and each player must have a soccer ball and a
tail. The players are Minnows and the coach is the Shark.
How The Game Is Played: The Minnows have a tail tucked in the back of their
shorts. The Shark (coach) moves around the grid catching minnows by pulling
out their tails. The minnows try to avoid the shark. When a minnow has lost its
tail it must leave the grid. Conduct the activity without a ball first and then
introduce a ball.

Variations: Allow players to only use left foot, right foot, outside of R or L, or use
inside of both feet.

KILLER WHALE U-8 DRILL

Skill: Dribbling and shielding

Setup- create a large circle with cones. Have 4-14 players inside the circle dribbling with a soccer ball. Two defensive players wearing pinnies are the "Killer Whales"

The object of the game is for one or two "killer whales" to kick as many soccer balls outside of the circle as he can. Each ball that goes out is worth a point.

The O's with a soccer ball try to shield the ball from the killer whale(X's). If his or her ball gets kicked out, they retrieve the ball and and continue dribbling in circle.

The "killer whales" can usually can go for 30 to 60 seconds and keep track of their score. Make sure everyone has a chance to be killer whale. The player who kicks out the most balls wins. Use stop watch. You can use one or two killer whales.

TUG OF WAR U-8 DRILL

Skill:  Push pass

Setup- create four imaginary lines with cones. The inside lines about 20 yards. Put a unique colored soccer ball(target ball)in the middle.

Players on each side try make the target ball cross the opposing teams line by kicking(push passing ) their soccer ball at the target ball.

Trains power and accuracy

SPEED RACER U-10 DRILL

Skill:  Dribbling for younger players

Create a large circle with cones.

Players find and stand next to Cone

On coaches whistle, the player race around the track and try to be the first one back to their cone.

Progression- tell players they can go in any direction. This will force them to keep their heads up.

GET OUT OF HERE U-10 DRILL

Skill: Tactical focus

Great game to work on all aspects of the game. Can be played 1v1,2v2, or 3v3. Can be used to focus on offense, defense techniques or tactics. Even though there are lines, game moves really quick.

THE GAME- two lines of 3-5 players behind two cones. Coach in the middle with lots of soccer balls.

When the coach yells "go", the first players in each line sprints around the corner cones and around the goals and tries to be the first player into the playing area. The coach serves the ball to the first player into the playing area. From there, they just play a 1v1 small sided soccer game. If a goal is scored or the ball goes out of bounds, the coach yells "get out of here". The two players then have to sprint off the field coming off by the coach so that they don't  collide with the next two players.

The coach yells "go" and the next two players go.