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COACHING RESOURCES

U6 COACHING RESOURCES

U6 PRACTICE SESSIONS:

In order to make practices run smoothly and be fun, it is important for us to have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional and physical developmental stage of the players we are coaching. Here are some typical characteristics of the Under 5 player.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Focused on themselves – reality to them is based on what they see and feel

  • Unable to see the world from another’s perspective

  • Everything is in the here and now

  • Cooling systems are less efficient - need frequent water breaks

  • Enjoy playing, not watching. Every player should have a ball in practice

  • Limited attention span - keep directions concise and to the point

  • Effort is performance – if they try hard, they are doing well

  • Active imaginations – utilize their imaginations in activities, they will love practice!

  • Look for adult approval – be encouraging when they say “Coach, look what I can do!”

  • Unable to think abstractly – spatial relationships are a mystery

  • Typically have 2 speeds -- extremely fast and stopped

  • Usually unaware of game scores – keep it that way

10-WEEK TRAINING SESSIONS:

Below are three full-season courses each with 10 Lesson Plans designed for the U5-U6 player. Simply click the link to view each.

SET 1

SET 2

SET 3

Weekly Lesson Plans developed by Massachusetts Youth Soccer

GRASS-ROOTS EDUCATION: PLAY-PRACTICE-PLAY

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TRAINING VIDEOS

THE FOOTBALL SKILLS COACH:  Taught by Joe Flurry - UEFA qualified professional football coach. Step by step video tutorials for 1v1 Moves, Turns, and Ball Mastery techniques taught by elite football clubs.

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How to do Toe Taps on Top of Ball - Football Soccer Quick Feet Tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e0TwCa-jXU

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How to do the Maradona & Cruyff Turn - Football Soccer Move Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVEeum8wA6U

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TURNS - STOP & HOOK

How to do the Step Over & Step Over Scissors Move - Football Soccer 1v1 Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZKX2zE0dQ

Learn the Stop Turn & Hook Turn - Football Soccer Move Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVEfpvQU5A

US YOUTH SOCCER - "THE NOVICE COACH"

US YOUTH SOCCER - "THE NOVICE COACH - U6 - U8"  US Youth Soccer's Coaching Education staff shows you how to get started teaching soccer to young players.

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