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Fun Soccer Games for 5 to 8 Year Olds

Teach your kids the core soccer skills to keep them coming back for more

25 tried and tested coaching games to help energetic youngsters learn the essential soccer skills to assist them in the future. They're easy to understand and, most importantly, fun! Coaching Manual (A5 PDF).


Coaching Manual (PDF)

Age: 5-8


Skill level: Beginner

Full Description

Children view drills for exactly what they are, boring and monotonous. If you keep running drills not only will you lose your player's interest, ultimately, you will lose your players. No child is going to come to your sessions week after week if they are not having fun.

So, how do you overcome this? The answer is simple, play games.

What can Fun Soccer Games for 5 to 8 Year Olds do for your players?

  • Teach basic soccer skills
  • Let them have fun
  • Engage young children
  • Educate
  • Promote teamwork
  • Fire their creativity
  • Keep them coming back 


Teach basic soccer skills

Games are the best way to teach a range of basic soccer skills. In Fun Soccer Games for 5 to 8 Year Olds all of the basic skills such as passing, shooting, dribbling, heading and even goalkeeping are covered.

Let them have fun

At this age, above all else, children want to have fun. That's why the soccer authorities in the UK and United States back the idea of fun games.

Games are fun which is why we continue to play them well into adulthood. Top soccer matches are still games, they've just developed a more competitive, and commercial, edge.

Engage young children

How do you get a child to buy into your games? Make them engaging.

The games in Fun Soccer Games for 5 to 8 Year Olds  are based on things that every child can relate to, they use spaceships, pirates, tigers, monkeys, aliens and aeroplanes and a whole host of other ideas as inspiration.


Games can educate your players beyond the learning of basic soccer skills. These games are based on simple sets of rules and educate players in simple ideas such as right and wrong. They are introduced in a fun environment and with achievable, desirable objectives.

Introduce Teamwork

Young children can be selfish, they're not always keen to share their toys and they strive to achieve objectives independently.

Give them a ball and they'll want to keep it.

Fun Soccer Games for 5 to 8 Year Olds introduces teamwork in a variety of ways.

  • Working independently.
  • Working in pairs.
  • Working as a group.


The majority of these gamesrequire one ball per player so that everyone can be involved even though the games are all team based.

Fire their creativity

These games can be used over and over again - but don't be afraid to make changes to the rules, the playing area, or even to the premise of the game.

If your children would rather be fighter pilots than astronauts, go for it. Based around a simple set of rules the children can put whatever spin they like on each game. If they want to be medieval jousters, that's not a problem.

You can even let them change the rules. It's a case of how would they like to play the game as much as how should they play the game.

Keep them coming back

If young children play a game and enjoy it you can be sure they'll want to keep on playing – ever played peek-a-boo with a baby? Ever seen a baby get bored of it? Your children are going to latch on to these games and want to play them over and over again.

At a very young age you don't need to introduce endless variety. Ask the children what game they want to play and off you go. They'll be back week after week, there's a big difference between consistent fun and monotony.

Order your copy today and soon you'll have enthusiastic youngsters running around with smiles on their faces - loving every second!

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