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BYSA U6 Spring 2024

Week 1

Practice Plan and Objectives:

  1. Introduce yourself to all of the players.  

  1. Greet each player individually as they arrive. Ask to shake their hand or high-five.

  2. Some may still be shy- that’s okay!

  1. At this age, most children are being introduced to learning to share.

    1. Majority of practice should be 1:1 Player to Ball ratio.

  2. FUNdamental Skills 

    1. Dribbling 

      1. Laces (top of the foot)- push the ball forward and run

      2. Sole (bottom of the foot)- rolling the ball in either direction

      3. Inside of Foot

    2. Ball Control

      1. Inside of Foot- turning the ball

      2. Sole (bottom of the foot)- stopping the ball

Practice - 45 to 60 minutes

  1. 5-10 Minutes- Warm Up with Funny Turns 

    1. Helps with learning names

    2. Make it FUN! Do the first turn yourself as a demo- be funny!

    3. Introduce the parts of the foot

      1. Laces to dribble outside of the circle

      2. Inside of the foot and sole to turn the ball and stop the ball


  1. 10-12 Minutes- Find the Color

    1. Reinforce the different turns and parts of the foot from Funny Turns 

    2. Rename each area after doing colors for a bit

      1. Ex. Bluey for Blue, Bingo for Orange, Rusty for Red….

    3. Give two colors or two areas at a time to make it more challenging 


  1. 10-12 Minutes- Play the Game! 

    1. 3v3 to 4v4, depending on the number of children at practice

      1. Okay to have uneven numbers, like 3v4

      2. Ask parents to help you with NEW BALL

      3. When the ball is out of play, shout ‘FREEZE!’ for players to stop then quickly get NEW BALL into play.

    2. Coach the players with the ball on dribbling, turning, and stopping the ball 

      1. Reinforce the sole and inside of the foot to control the ball and stop the ball before it goes out of bounds.

      2. Laces to dribble into space