Soccer Drills

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Free No Lines Drills, U4 - U18

Players Improve Twice as Fast
No Standing in Line

Use our No Lines Soccer Drills and your players will improve twice as fast - guaranteed. The reason is because players are practicing skills instead of standing in line. And because there aren't lines, players have more fun and love to practice. This is a training program that teaches and improves soccer skills, and develops better players. Most of our no lines drills are Practice Games. Line Drills train players to play slow - SoccerHelp Practice Games train players to play fast while under pressure and while looking up, like good players must be able to do in real matches when dribbling, passing and receiving the ball. If you use SoccerHelp Practice Games, your players will improve 2 or 3 times faster and play much better than if you use Line Drills - it is a superior training program. Our drills are easy to set up and are used successfuly by all types of Rec and Travel Team coaches, beginning and advanced. None of our games eliminate players, because in elimination games the players who need the most practice are the first to be eliminated. We developed these drills over 20 years - they are copyrighted and only on SoccerHelp. There are 500 Testimonials from coaches - some are below.

U4 & U6 coaches, go to U4-U6 Drills & Videos for drills, videos, and how to coach U4 and U6.

What Coaches Say - there are 500 Testimonials from coaches -

"The Practice Games are AMAZINGLY EFFECTIVE!! Parents tell me their girls cannot wait to go to practice." Coach M.J.

"Our regional director says I'm the most requested coach she's ever seen. SoccerHelp is the reason!!! Every practice game, etc. came from SoccerHelp....WELL DONE!" Mark, MI

"At every practice we religiously do Dribble Across a Square, Dribble Around A Cone and Pass, etc. - the poise my boys have on the ball is leaps and bounds above other teams now. Before, we were 4 wins 5 losses. Last season our record was 9 Wins 1 Tie." Coach T, U12 travel, MA, Premium member

"Thank you for the amazing fundamentals that my daughter and her teammates have been taught. 5 of those girls (my daughter included) are Freshmen starting on their VARSITY high school soccer team." Coach Aaron, OH, Premium subscriber for 6 years

"I consistently use the Dribble Across a Square and the Dribble Around a Cone and Pass drills. They have done wonders for my team. We played the top team in the league who were undefeated and beat them 7-1. It was heaven to say the least." Chris, TX

Free No Lines Soccer Drills

The Free No Lines Drills below are from SoccerHelp Premium. There are over 70 copyrighted No Lines Drills like these for players from U4 to U18 (30 for U6, 50 for U8, and 60 for U10 and older). Premium has 1,500 pages. Coach Doug's Website has 200 pages and 26 Practice Games like those below for U4, U5 and U6 players.

Soccer Drill Dribbling

U8 & up, Rec & Select. Definitely try this. The BEST way to teach dribbling to U8 and older, which is the most important soccer skill. Fast results. Play this at every practice as a warm-up - it develops tremendous skill. Teaches players to dribble with both feet in traffic while looking up. Fast to set up - only 4 cones. No Lines and every player has a ball. Watch the Video. Below is what coaches say -

"At every practice we religiously do Dribble Across a Square, Dribble Around A Cone and Pass, etc, etc, - the poise my boys have on the ball is leaps and bounds above other teams now." Coach T, U12 Boys travel team, MA, Premium subscriber

"We played Dribble Across a Square and Dribble Around Cone and Pass Relay Race at every practice, and the results were phenomenal." Greg, U9

U6 Soccer Drill Dribbling

U4 - U6. Definitely try this. This is the BEST drill for U4 and U6 - kids love it. No Lines, every kid has a ball, and fast set-up. Teaches tremendous skills - dribbling, kicking the ball while running, looking up while dribbling and kicking the ball, getting used to contact and chaos (very important things for young players). Watch the Video.

Soccer Drill Aggressive Play

U8 & up, Rec & Select. Soccer is a physical game and you don’t want your players get pushed around. This teaches bravery and aggressive play. It quickly makes a difference. Watch the Video. Below is what coaches say -

"This is working beyond belief. Some of my timid girls are now amongst the toughest on the team." Mark, CA, U1OG

"The other team was bigger and trying to play very aggressively against us and, although they really tried, the other team could not push my boys around." Stephanie, U10B

Soccer Drill Passing Receiving

U8 & up, Rec & Select. Definitely try this This teaches players to play faster, teaches players that teams who play faster will win, Aggressive Receiving, One-Touch as a way to play faster, to pass ASAP instead of holding the ball too long, passing while running, speed dribbling, turning, importance of "first-touch", how to receive hard and soft passes; and receivers to anticipate the pass, to be alert, to move to the ball, and that the receiver must be alert for and stop bad passes if possible. You will see fast results, set-up is easy and every player is either a dribbler/passer or a receiver. This will train your players to play faster. Watch the Video.

"We do Dribble Around Cone & Pass Relay Race every practice and it's a huge help in teaching that both the passer and receiver have a responsibility on a pass." Nick, U14 Travel

"I consistently use the Dribble Across a Square and the Dribble Around a Cone and Pass drills. They have done wonders for my team. We played the top team in the league who were undefeated and beat them 7-1. It was heaven to say the least." Chris, TX

U6 Soccer Drill Shooting

U4 to U10 Rec. A simple, fun game for U4 & U6 and beginners up to U10. Every player has a ball and easy set-up. Teaches dribbling and kicking the ball with both feet while looking up, getting used to chaos, dribbling in a crowd and being bumped, how to kick a soccer ball. Watch the Video.

Soccer Throw Ins

U8 & up, Rec & Select. A quick and effective way to teach or practice throw-ins. If you are a beginning coach, review How to Teach Throw-Ins at Skills on Watch the Video.

Soccer Defense Drill

U8 & up, Rec & Select. Definitely try this. This isn't a drill, but it is important. It is a way to teach players to mark up on opponent's throw ins, goal kicks and punts. Watch the Video. Below is what coaches say -

"Coaching Rule No. 1 really is worth a couple goals a game." Bob, U10, PA, Premium member

"For about 2 weeks, we worked on nothing other than Coaching Rules 1 - 3. We won our next 5 games scoring 20 goals and giving up none." Tony, U16, GA, Premium member

"Every one of our opponents throw-ins resulted in a turnover, the ball was on their half 80%+, and the other team had zero shots." Dan, U8 Rec, OH, Premium member

Soccer Footwork Drill

U8 & up, Rec & Select. A simple drill that practices fast feet and ball control using inside-of-feet. Fast set-up and every player has a ball. Watch the Video.

U8 & up, Rec & Select. This is a better way for most teams to scrimmage. At most, Rec teams should only scrimmage for about 10 minutes of each hour they practice. This game is a good way to evaluate players - you will be able to quickly tell a lot about a player's skills, natural abilities, and where they prefer to play. This game is better than a regular scrimmage in 2 ways: (1) All players learn to defend and play tough defense and block shots, and not rely on the Goalie, and (2) To score, they must work the ball close to the goal and not take long shots, so control, dribbling, passing, and movement off the ball in the Attacking Third are encouraged. This game has the disadvantage of a low ball per player ratio (only one ball for all the players), which is why we discourage scrimmaging.

U9 & up, Rec & Select. An effective way to practice "lofted passes with backspin". Every player should know how to "loft" the ball for shots, for long "over-the-top" passes & as a way to clear the ball. Easy set-up, lots of touches and a game format. 50% onball.

U8 & up, Rec & Select. A "crossed ball" is a ball coming from the side. This game is an effective, efficient way to practice timing the run and how to kick a crossed ball, which is not an easy thing to do. It will teach the player to take a short backswing, to keep his head down, eyes on the ball, and to start out by blocking the ball using the inside of the foot.

U6 to U10 Rec. Teaches control dribbling, using bottom of foot to stop, pullbacks, using outside of right foot & left foot. Every player has a ball. Easy Set-up.

Best Soccer Dribbling Drill for U8 & Older

Best Soccer Drill for U4 & U6

SoccerHelp Premium contains over 70 No Lines Soccer Drills that are designed to train fundamental soccer skills. Most are Practice Games that train players to play fast while under pressure. Players learn skills by playing the Practice Games. There are 29 soccer drills for U4 and U6 (age 3, 4 and 5), 45 soccer drills for U8 (age 6 and 7), 52 soccer drills for U10 (age 8 and 9) and 50 soccer drills for U12 (age 10 and 11). There are 400 Testimonials from Coaches. If you aren't completely satisfied, just send us an e-mail during the first 10 days and we will give you a full refund with no questions asked. Premium now contains over 1,500 pages and 5,000 internal links. Over 15,000 coaches have subscribed to Premium.