U8 Soccer Practice Plans

Sessions per week: 1-3 while in season and 2-4 during off season.

Total session time: 15 to 30 minutes.

Rest to work ratio: 2 minutes work to 1 minute rest.

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Warmup: 5 minutes


Juggling from hands

With partner:

Inside air pass

Laces air pass


First touch: 5-10 minutes


Toss, touch, and dribble

With partner:

Toss, touch, and pass


Passing: 5-10 minutes


1 wall passing

With partner:

Partner passing

Dribbling: 5-10 minutes


Cone zigzag

With partner:

Passive 1v1

Shooting: 5-10 minutes

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

Toss, touch, and dribble into shot


Cone zigzag into shot


Toss, touch, and shot


Partner passing into shot


Passive 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 10 reps. At least 1 minute rest in between sets.

Squat Jump

Speed: 2-3 reps of 10-meter max effort sprints. At least 1 minute rest in between sets.

Walking start to sprint