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U6 Practice Session Plans

In order to make practices run smoothly and be fun, it is important for coaches to have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional and physical developmental stage of the players we are coaching. Here are some typical characteristerics of the Under 6 player.

  • 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

Below are two full-season courses each with 10 Lesson Plans designed for the U5-U6 player. Simply click the link next to the soccer ball.

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Weekly Lesson Plans developed by Massachusetts Youth Soccer

 

GRASS-ROOTS EDUCATION: PLAY-PRACTICE-PLAY

 

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.

BALL MASTERY

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

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

TURNS - Maradona & Cruyff

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

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

1v1 MOVES

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

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

TURNS - Stop & Hook

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.