U12 Soccer Practice Plans

Sessions per week: 2-3 while in season and 3-5 during off season.

Total session time: 20 to 40 minutes.

Rest to work ratio: 3 minutes work to 1 minute rest.


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Warmup: 5-10 minutes


Bouncing juggling


With partner:

Inside air pass


Laces air pass






First touch: 5-15 minutes


Punt, touch, and dribble


With partner:

Punt, touch, and pass


Passing: 5-15 minutes


Corner wall passing


With partner:

Box passing (1 )

Box Passing (2)


Dribbling: 5-15 minutes


Ronaldinho drill


With partner:

Active 1v1


Shooting: 5-15 minutes

Any previous drill into a shot. Remember to follow your rebounds if you’re lucky enough to be using an Open Goaaal!!!

Ronaldinho drill into shot


Juggle, punt, touch, and dribble into shot


Punt, touch, and shot


Active 1v1 into shot


OPTIONAL: Physical Training

Do this after your warmup on the field or as its own session. Optionally add a ball into the drill by putting it near where the player will end the exercise and have them run to it to dribble and have a shot. Then reset, rest, and repeat the drill.

Agility: 2-3 sets of 6-8 reps each. At least 1 minute rest in between sets.

Lunge Jump


Speed: 4-6 reps of 10-meter max effort sprints. At least 1 minute rest in between sets.

Falling start to sprint


Strength: 2-3 sets of 10-20 reps. At least 1 minute rest in between sets.

Walking lunges