Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): Juniors & Youth League - New Ball concept

Club Logo

Reseller-Club: Premier Users' Club

Brad Mauzerall, Adult Member

Profile Summary

Brad Mauzerall
Name: Brad Mauzerall
City: Boise
Country: United States of America
Rank: Elite – 0 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

The "New Ball" concept has been used successfully in Youth Leagues around the world. Basic principal is that whenever a ball goes out of play, the coach immediately introduces a "new ball" into play. Players spend more time playing (having fun/learning) and less time waiting for play to begin/re-start.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): New Ball

See the guidance at the top of this page to understand why you are not seeing interactive Football/Soccer images.

Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): New Ball
Save Image: Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): New Ball

New Ball (20 mins)

Organization of Session

- 4v4, small sided game

- 20x20 to 25x25 size grid

- Can be used as the "game activity" at the end of practice

Key Points

- Each group of 4 attacks one goal and defends the other goal

- Any time the ball goes out of play, the coach (1), feeds a new ball into play

- Coach can adjust where and to whom the new ball is played to in order to involve all players

Coaching Points

- The concept is that the players spend more time playing with "new ball" as no time is spent on re-starts. Although re-starts are a part of the game, younger age players should be encouraged/enabled to play more. Re-starts can and should be taught as players get older.

- FC Nova recommends that "New Ball" be used for the majority of game/scrimmage activities for all players U9 and under. Coaches are encouraged to teach re-starts in limited practices and during games.


Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Movement
Arrow Large Line Straight 2px Arrow Medium Right
Custom Pass
To link this page so that even non-Members can see it, copy paste this URL