Football/Soccer Session (Beginner): U4/U5 Active Start Week 4

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Ajla Bilajbegovic, Adult Member

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Ajla Bilajbegovic
Name: Ajla Bilajbegovic
City: Oakville
Country: Canada
Rank: Elite – 2 points
Membership: Adult Member
Sport: Football/Soccer

Description

Warm Up and Activities: 25-30 min

Mini-Game: 20 Min


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Run Around the Castle

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Run Around the Castle

Physical Literacy

Organization:

Players spread out inside a 20 x 16 yard area.

Procedure:

Players move around in different directions looking to find space and move away from other players. Players follow the movement of the facilitator.

Variations: Walking (forwards and backwards), running, skipping, knees up, jumping (i.e. kangaroo or bunny), hop (i.e., frog), rolling, bear crawl, lunges, shuffling, tippy toes, etc.

Emphasis: Listening, following instruction, physical literacy, having fun, and being positive!

Additional Notes: If you think of more movements, please feel free to do them. Try to be creative!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Relay Races

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Relay Races

Physical Literacy

Organization:

Set children up along the edge of a 20 X 16 yard grid.

Procedure:

Tell players they are going to participate in a race. Be creative, have them do things such as running, crawling, hopping, etc., through a set of cones. To help, have the volunteer coaches and some parents stand at the beginning of each line to instruct players when it is their turn. MAXIMUM three players in each line up.

Progression: Use a ball

Emphasis: Running, heads up, and FUN!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): Catch a Tail

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Catch a Tail

Physical Literacy

Organization:

Players spread out inside the 20 x 16 yard area.

Procedure:

First have all the childrens parents surround the grid.

Bring the children in and have them choose an animal to be that has a tail.

Tell the children the pinnie will act as their "tail."

Tuck the "tail" into the back of their shorts.

Have the children run around the grid and have the facilitators attempt to pull out their "tails."

Progression: Volunteer coaches can be "it"; Parents can be "it"; One player can be selected to be "it; All players can be "it"

Emphasis: Heads ups, keep running, have FUN!

Additional Notes: Be creative with the children. Encourage them by being loud and spirited! Ask your volunteer coaches to help the children out be giving them coaching tips such as running away from the facilitator and moving their hips.


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U4/U5 Freeze Tag

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U4/U5 Freeze Tag

Physical Literacy/ Dribbling

Organization:

Players spread out inside the 20 x 16 yard area.

Parents surround grid.

Procedure:

The basic concept of 'tag.' Start with the facilitator and the volunteer coach being "it." Go over what gentle tagging looks like (light tap on the shoulder). Facilitator/coach attempt to tag as many other players as possible from whichever team. If a player is tagged they must freeze and stand with their legs apart and wait for another player to come crawl under their legs. IMPORTANT: Go over that every child must crawl through a players legs from behind. Give them a demo so that they understand.

Progression: Two players can be "it"; Give all players who are not "it" a soccer ball.

Emphasis: Heads up, running, and FUN!


Football/Soccer Session Plan Drill (Colour): U4 Mini-Game

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U4 Mini-Game

Organization:

6 players spread out inside a 20 x 16 yard area.

Parents outline the parameter of the field.

Procedure:

Player engage in a 3 v 3 mini-game.

5 min- 6 soccer balls are placed on the field (one for each child)

10 min- 3 soccer balls are placed on the field

5 min- 1 soccer ball is placed on the field

Facilitator should have extra balls on hand to throw out when a ball goes out a play.

When players score give out high fives!

Have volunteer coaches help out by taking balls out of nets when they are scored.

Ensure that all players are having a chance to rotate in. (Volunteer coaches need to help with this)

Emphasis: Heads up. Keep moving. Having fun and trying your best!

Additional Notes: Involve your parents at this age group. Ask the question, "Hello parents, would you all mind helping me out by standing along the parameter of the field? This will help move the game along while keeping the children engaged." Say, "If a ball goes out of play please either roll or tap it back in for the players to continue playing. Act as a "side board," like in hockey."


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