Games for Under 6

The following U-6 Training Games are intended to provide information to AYSO Coaches to improve their ability to deliver fun, yet quality, training sessions and practices. These are just ideas and you can adjust anyway you like to make more interesting or useful for the players. Be as creative as you can.

Remember that for the Under 6 player, dribbling is the most important skill they need to learn this year. Almost all the games, especially for the first half of the season, should revolve around dribbling. Any “kicking” should focus on shooting at a target or a goal, not so much “passing” to another player, which will come next year in the players development.

U-6 Training Games

Name of Training Game

Skill

1 2 3 Red Light

Dribbling

Bank Robbery

Dribbling

Big Bad Coach

Dribbling

“Coach Says”

Dribbling

LA Freeway

Dribbling

My Ball

Dribbling

Pac Woman

Dribbling

Sharks and Minnows

Dribbling

State Game

Dribbling

Tag

Dribbling

The Big Bad Bear

Dribbling

The Big Race

Dribbling

The Big Snake

Dribbling

The Lion King

Dribbling

Treasure Hunt

Dribbling

Golf

Shooting

Knock-it-Off

Shooting

One Pin Bowling

Shooting

Target Practice

Shooting

Target Practice Two

Shooting

The Mosquito

Shooting