Please Read - Important Feedback and Objectives:
Individual – Me and My Ball
Individual and small group play is essential for both touches on the ball and learning at their own pace. The emphasis should be on letting the children play. Over coaching unfortunately occurs at this age group. Young children do not play together; they play next to one another, meaning they do not necessarily interact as they play.
The training session must be player-centered with the coach as a facilitator of the soccer experience. It is necessary to go with the flow and be adaptable with this age group. Use guided discovery.
Introduce the idea of how to warm-up and movement education. Balance, walking, running, how to start and stop, jumping, hopping, rolling, skipping, changing direction, bending, twisting and reaching. Technique: Dribbling (stop and start) and shooting. Every child should have a ball. Fun games involving small numbers can be played, especially 1v1, 2v1, 1v2 and 2v2
Coach’s qualities: Sensitive teacher, facilitator, patient, enthusiastic, imaginative, able to demonstrate, understand technique and preferably young at heart.
Week 1: Dribbling, Week 2: Dribbling, Week 3: Dribbling, Week 4: Dribbling.
Week 5: Dribbling and Turning, Week 6: Dribbling and Turning.
Week 7: Ball Striking, Week 8: Ball Striking.
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