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Top 6 soccer drills for kids: fun and enjoyable basic training for beginners

In this post, we've rounded up 6 fun soccer drills for kids that will make your coaching sessions both enjoyable and fruitful. The term Flash Reflex (FRX) training is one used often when speaking about BlazePod and the BlazePod Experience.

Quick Summary

  • The critical secret to choosing the best soccer drills for kids ensuring they are having fun
  • Soccer is all about having fun regardless of age
  • Being able to offer this makes it easy to keep young players engaged while playing on the pitch
  • But most importantly, it intensifies their love for the game
  • This is critical if they are to play competitive soccer

Why you should make soccer training session fun

Before getting in to the drills, here are a few fundamental reasons why you should strive to make your coaching sessions fun.

To keep them motivated
Young players can easily get disinterested in an activity if they no longer deem it fun. Soccer is not an exemption. Conversely, they will be eagerly looking forward to the next training session if the drills are fun.

Great solution to repetitive soccer drills
Practice leads to perfection of soccer skills. Unfortunately, repetition is the number one reason why kids lose interest in a particular activity. By making the activities fun and engaging, each training session will be fresh, and your players can improve on their abilities without getting bored too easily.

Promotes a stress-free environment
A fun soccer training session is more likely to have a positive vibe where the players are not afraid to make mistakes. This motivates them to give their all.

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Coach & personal trainer

Your kids will improve quickly
A positive training environment will keep the players motivated. They will also find fun ion repetitive soccer drills. All of these benefits culminate in your players understanding the skills you're teaching

Warm-up soccer drills for 5 year olds
Warm-up skills are necessary for revving up the kids’ cardiovascular system andmusculature. This prepares the body for aerobic activities besides lessening the risk of injuries. If you can identify warm-up skills that not only prepare theplayers physically and psychologically but also sharpen their skills, you’ll seebetter results quickly.

1. The Cone Chase
This is one of the most fun soccer drills for kids when warming up. It demandsquick thinking and reaction times- a combination that prepares the playersboth mentally and physically.

Set up
Up to 10 or more players can play this game. You’ll need as many cones as theplayers. Divide the players into 2 groups. Name the players in one group in odd numbers (1, 3, 5 etc.) and the other players in even numbers (2, 4, 6 etc.).

Let the groups stand in a line opposite of each other with a distance of around20 yards between them. Each of the players should stand behind a cone.

Objective
The players will be racing to collect a cone left by the other player.

How to play
To play this game, the coach calls out an even number and an odd number, for instance, 4 and 7. The respective players should sprint and grab the cone that the other player has vacated and take it ‘home.’ The player who reaches home first wins.


2. Pac Man
This is one of the most fun soccer drills for kids when warming up. It demands
quick thinking and reaction times- a combination that prepares the players
both mentally and physically.

Set up
• Warm-up drills
• Dribbling drills
• Passing drills
• Shooting drills

Let the groups stand in a line opposite of each other with a distance of around
20 yards between them. Each of the players should stand behind a cone.

Objective
The players will be racing to collect a cone left by the other player.

How to play
To play this game, the coach calls out an even number and an odd number, for
instance, 4 and 7. The respective players should sprint 20 yards between them.
Each of the players should stand behind a cone. 20 yards between them. Each
of the players should stand behind a cone. The other player has vacated and
take it ‘home.’ The player who reaches home first wins.

Find these drills on the Blazepod App

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