Typical U-8 Training Session


1 hour or less. 

  • Warm-up, each player with a ball, dynamic stretching, skill activities (15 min) 

  • Soccer Activities, individual body awareness, individual and partner activities. Add more maze-type games. Introduce target games with a variety of player combinations: 1v1, 2v1, 1v2 and 2v2.  (20-25 min) 

  • Free Play, small-sided game of 4v4, two goals and no goalkeepers. (20 min)

The end of each training session should be devoted to playing 4v4 practice games. Fun games involving 1v1, 2v1, 1v2, 2v2, 1v3, 2v3 and 3v3 can lead into the final activity of 4v4.  Coaches can use this time to teach the rules of the game, discuss spacing, and game situations.

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