Soccer drills for kids from U5 to U10

Soccer coaching with fantasy

Masked ball

Exciting, varied and imaginative training exercise

Soccer training and a masked ball. What are the similarities? The kids wear masks; we deliver PDFs of these, which can be printed out. They're colorful masks which the children can bring to their next training session. We bet you that training participation will be high, and that the curiosity factor will entice the kids.

Europe trip

Europe soccer training

This training exercise was designed as a team activity. In reality, kids are selfish. They don't care who's on the team, they just want to win. This enables the supposedly “weaker” children to be integrated into the game as well. For us, it's about dribbling, getting a feel for ball skills, and communication. For the kids, winning is the only important aspect.

Parking Space

Coordination training wirth children

Are you very courageous? Then ask the U5 to U8 junior kickers, as well as the older mini-kickers, not to complete this training exercise in silence. In the U8 to U5 fantasy exercise there are loads of cars, and cars make sounds. Engine sounds and honking horns are part of the exercise; it should get loud, and you need to be able to take it.

Jungle monkeys

Play soccer like a momkey

For kids, monkeys are very entertaining animals that climb, run and jump. These are exactly the kinds of movements that children love. This will make them complete the goal-shot course with loads of enthusiasm and enjoyment. At best, they will chatter and bark like monkeys, and you should, in fact, encourage it. The parkour course in the graphic visual is simply an example course.

Here everyone can find soccer coaching drills for U5 to U10, along with proposals for a kid-friendly explanation.

Inclusive explanations and help on the following topics:
| Rituals | Drill setup | Drill execution| Features | Role model function | Parent |

The main part of this site contains exciting, varied and imaginative soccer drills for practicing with the stars of tomorrow. A wide selection of inventive soccer training exercises for kids in the U5 to U10 age groups. Particular emphasis was placed on age-appropriate content, which in turn does not train the kids just one-sided and soccer specific.

Children's Soccer Training - Exciting and Fun Training Exercises

  • For each practice routine there is an imaginative explanation: where is the dragon during the soccer drill or the jungle or who's the king?
  • A brief story can be told to the kids about each soccer drill. These stories are no more than 6 sentences long, so the concentration of the kids is not affected too much.
  • Details on the goal of the soccer drill, the setup, the execution, tips and variations will let each soccer drill become the highlight of the practice, and the kids will love it.
  • A clear and concise plan for each drill allows you to recognize the process clearly and at first glance.
  • This website is rounded out by important tools and explanations in regards to the special training of kids, such as performing rituals or advice on how to put together a kid-friendly exercise.

On modern forms of training are shown by animated examples. The many questions that we were asked in regards to the training of kids have led to the creation of this area. Contacts with coaches all around the world have been helpful in the selection of these types of soccer practice drills.

Treasure Map

Communication and dribbling

Our "join-in" games always require a little preparation. In the long run, you won't be able to inspire U10 to U5 juniors with traditional soccer training. This training exercise is about finding a treasure. It only succeeds with the help of the treasure map, so they don't have to find it themselves. For the kids it’s a game, yet the coach has other goals in mind.


Coordination - Training with kids

Our little soccerers all look really cool in the graphic visuals. It's no wonder, because they're not children, they're robots. The U9 kids know how robots move. You’ll find some more ideas in the variation exercises. To make sure they get it, you should demonstrate exercises to the kids; and remember, as an experienced trainer, this shouldn’t be problem.