Football Skills Kids- 5 Basic Football Skills For Kid & Beginner

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Football Skills Kids

The football game requires skills that player will need to learn. In addition to having a certain amount of athletic ability to be able to run, change direction and maintain your balance, players need specific skills to play the game. These are skills that can be learned and mastered with training and practice.These 5 basic footballs skills will show you how to combining communication and team-work on the field by mastered them. Let us start!


Dribbling the ball in football is essential. It allows the player to keep possession of the ball while moving either toward the opponent’s end of the field or to create space to either shoot or make a pass. It is suggested that players practice their dribbling as much as possible. The more they practice, the better they will become.

How to practice Dribbling?

Closed-Space Dribbling Drill

1.Place three cones on the ground in a triangle or line, spaced 2 feet apart.

2.Dribble between the cones using all surfaces of your feet.

3.Use quick touches to guide the ball around the cones in a controlled pattern.

Partner/Wall Drill

1. Have a partner toss a ball in the air or bounce it off a wall.

2. Pass back and forth 10-20 times, using the inside of your foot.

3. Repeat the pattern with your other foot.

4. Pass back and forth 10-20 times, using laces.

5. Repeat the pattern with your other foot.


Juggling can help a player with his ball control, coordination and can help to improve their reactions. You should practice your juggling daily at least 10 minutes a day. Each day tries to improve the number of times you keep the ball in the air.

How to practice Juggling?

  1. Use all parts of the body (head, chest, thighs, and feet) and use both feet. Don’t get caught only juggling with your dominant foot!
  2. Focus on good controlled touch to realize the full potential of juggling. If a player does not have enough body control, this will lead to bad touches.
  3. Be able to control the ball in different situations. So if a player has a bad touch, they should tries to recover it rather than starting over.
  4. Be able to maintain good body position.
  5. Find rhythm and harmony between the player and the ball.
  6. Practice while standing still, then progress to walking slowly and then with some pressure by either time or opponents.
  7. Practice juggling about 20 minutes each day.


Passing the ball is a key part of football. The purpose of passing is to keep possession of the ball by manoeuvring it on the ground between different players with the objective of advancing it up the playing field. This brings an advantage in that the team secures possession of the ball, without allowing the opposition an opportunity to attack. There are many different types of passes in football and it’s important to practice them.

How to practice Passing?

3 Player Passing Drills

  1. Position 3 player about 10 yards apart, in line.
  2. The player in the middle will take a pass from one player and pass it right back.
  3. Repeat step 2 with the other player.
  4. Continue for a few minutes and switch positions.

Cone Game

  1. Players pair up and stand across from each other around a circle.
  2. Set up 6 or 8 cons in the middle of the circle as targets.
  3. Player tries to knock over the cones with accurate passes.


The skill of receiving in football is the individual act of obtaining the ball from a pass or an interception, getting it under control and then setting it up in a proper position for performance of the next skill.

Receiving is one of football most fundamental individual skills and requires great concentration and practice because of the countless ways in which a ball may arrive. Mastery of receiving sets up everything that a player and whole team wish to accomplish during the match, including maintaining possession of the ball, passing and shooting.

How to practice Receiving?

Wall Drill

  1. Using a wall have players kick with one foot off the wall and receive with the other foot.
  2. When receiving, players should practice stopping and deadening the ball.
  3. Continue with about 10 repetitions and then switch your foot.


It goes without saying that learning to shoot the ball is one of the most important skills a player will need. The two most important skills when shooting are power and accuracy. Players should practice both and also be able to shoot the ball with either foot.

How to practice Shooting?

One-Pass shooting Drill

  1. Place one player outside the penalty area and another to the side of the goal.
  2. Player at the side of the goal passes to the other player.
  3. This player receives the ball and taps it in front to take a step and then shoots.
  4. Shooter should work on solid contact and accuracy.

Practice Make You Perfect

These 5 basic skills will take you to next level! Just follow the instruction that I have give to you and you will improve really fast. Thank for reading this article, If you have any question just leave the comment below!



















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