Lakelands Toros Soccer Club

7v7 Recreation Curriculum

Principles of Age Appropriate Development


  • 8-12 year olds have a special ability to learn. Therefore, this is the right age to work on specific soccer techniques and skills. Developing good technique is essential at this age.

  • 1v1 and 2v1 attacking and defending situations are important to develop individual skills as well as passing techniques to develop the necessary team game.

  • Using Small Sided Games to develop basic attacking and defending principles.

7v7 Practice Set Up

Tag - 10 minutes

Ball Mastery - 15 minutes

Technical Game - 15 minutes

Scrimmage - 20 minutes


60 minutes


7v7 Curriculum

7v7 Recreation Schedule

Ball Mastery
Technical Games
Scrimmage with Official Rules

Technical Game Video Tutorial - Changing Speed 1v1 (Practice 1)
Technical Game Video Tutorial - Home Stadium (Practice 2)

Game Format

  • Number of Players: 7v7
  • Field Size: 50x30 yards
  • Playing Time: 2 x 25 minute halves
  • Break Time: 5 minutes
  • Ball Size: Size 4

Complete Rules of 7v7 Soccer