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Training Plan for U8

Weekly Soccer Coaching plan for U8
The practice plan below is adopted from the Calsouth U8 Recreational practice activities. There are 35 practice activity videos designed for use by coaches.

The instructional videos were created expressly to aid coaches in teaching simple field activities to novice players that will strengthen their skills in dribbling, ball control and running with the ball. 

The 35 recreational practice activity videos can be viewed on Cal South's YouTube channel page at:

 CalSouth Soccer Channel

How to use these practice activities?

To help coaches structure full practices based on a variety of these activities, Cal South has built a series of 10 lesson plan PDFs -- each one 45 minutes in combined length -- for coaches to download, print and use.

Links to the videos for each activity are embedded within the lesson plans for ease in viewing while online.

Title

# of Activities

Activities in Lesson Plan

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #1

4

Ball Mastery | Lava Pits (Pairs Gates) | 4 Gates & 4 Goals  | 4v4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #2

4

Shadow Dribble| Team Knockout | Rack 'Em | 4v4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #3

5

Paint the Square | Triangles| Matthew's Line Game| Outside Goals | 4v4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #4

4

Egg Hunt | Keep Your Yard Clean! | Number Soccer | 4v4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #5

5

Marbles | Death on the Nile | Foxes and Hunters | 4V4+2 | 4v4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #6

5

Free Dribble | Sharks and Minnows | Snakes | Outta Here | 4v4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #7

5

Paint the Square | Ball Tag | Moving Goal  | Cops and Robbers | 4v4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #8

5

Juggling | Free Dribble | 1 VS 1 To Endlines | 2 VS 2 To Endzones | 4v4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #9

4

Land Dribbling | 2 VS 2 Get Outta Here | 4 Corner Shooting | 4 Game

U8 Recreational Lesson Plan #10  4Island Game | Everyone VS Everyone | Pairs Game | 4v4 Game