Cal South U8 Recreational Practice Activities

The Cal South Coaching Education department is proud to announce the release of 35 practice activity videos designed for use by coaches of recreational soccer players.

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:

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 about 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.

Click the links below to download each lesson plan:

Title # of Activities Activities in Lesson Plan

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

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

More coaching education videos will be posted in the very near future. Be sure to subscribe to Cal South's YouTube channel so that you don't miss any updates!

Cal South U6 Recreational Practice Activities

The Cal South Coaching Education department is proud to announce the release of 32 practice activity videos designed for use by coaches of recreational soccer players.

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

 http://Ez.com/U6activities

To help coaches structure full practices based on a variety of these activities, Cal South has built a series of 9 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.

Click the links below to download each lesson plan:

Title # of Activities Activities in Lesson Plan

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U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #1 5 Crossover Dribbling | Tag | Hospital Tag | Outta Here | 3v3 Game

U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #2 5 Hit the Dirt | Tail Tag | Snakes | Freeze Tag | 3v3 Game

U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #3 5 Paint the Field | Kangaroo Jack | Crab Soccer | Ball Tag | 3v3 Game

U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #4 5 Individual Retrieval | Body Part Dribble | Gates | Crossover Dribbling | 3v3 Game

U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #5 5 Paint the Field | Red Light, Green Light | Sharks and Minnows | Pirate's Treasure | 3v3 Game

U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #6 5 Driving School | Tail Tag | The River | Cops and Robbers | 3v3 Game

U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #7 5 Egg Hunt | Edge of the World | Turkey Shoot | Cops and Robbers | 3v3 Game

U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #8 5 I Can Do Something. Can You? | Tornadoes and Volcanoes | Blob Tag | Knockout | 3v3 Game

U6 Recreational Lesson Plan #9 4 Explode | Gates | Steal the Bacon | 3v3 Game

More coaching education videos will be posted in the very near future. Be sure to subscribe to Cal South's YouTube channel so that you don't miss any updates!