U8 Resources

Overview

This section is filled with session ideas and drills for our West Van FC U8 coaches. The Technical Lead for your age group will update the videos throughout the season so make sure to check back regularly.

WVFC Tech Department 

Warm ups

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U8 Warmup

A movement activation exercise for all young players, to help them get physically prepared for a training session.
Active warm-up done with a ball.
Fun and active warm-up.
Focuses on dribbling, turning, receiving and awareness.

Technical

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U8 Technical

Change of speed and direction.
Working on different touches while running with the ball.
1v1 activity that can progress into a 2v1.
Focuses on passing, movement off the ball and spatial awareness.
Focuses on passing accuracy and correct technique.
Focuses on being ready for the pass, quality of pass and first touch.

Finishing

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U8 Finishing

This is a small sided game that can be used as a warm-up in a finishing session.
Included are 4 finishing activities.
Focuses on the correct technique for ball striking.

Games

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U8 Games

4v4 game focussing on various technical aspects.
A great way to end your sessions
Great fun for youth soccer players. 1v1 & 2v2 games.