10 Best Soccer Attacking Drills for Kids

Help players create—and take advantage of—scoring opportunities


| 16 min watch

Attacking drills help young, developing soccer players understand what it takes to successfully bring the ball up the field and take advantage of opportunities to shoot and score. Small-sided games, in particular, are a great way to develop and grow the kind of quick decision-making, communication and strategy necessary to succeed in the actual game.

Hot Box
This small-sided game helps players solve problems and switch the point of attack when faced with an obstacle.

This small-sided game helps players work on accuracy when shooting.

Flying Numbers
This fun activity alternates between 1v1, 2v2, 3v3, 4v4 and 5v5 opportunities for players.

Half and Half
This small-sided game encourages players to practice shooting with accuracy from a distance.

Half-Court Soccer
This small-sided game helps players develop their attacking and defending skills while squeezing the game into half the space. 

Criss Cross
This small-sided game helps players learn to change the point of attack and transition quickly from attacking to defending. 

Shrinking Field
This small-sided game becomes progressively more challenging for the attacking team. 

1v1 to Endlines
Get ready for a showdown. This activity helps players develop individual attacking and defending skills.

5 Goal Game
Two teams compete trying to score in either direction through five small goals.

Team Handball
This “hands-on” activity helps players learn to find support positions and change the point of attack.

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