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BYSA U6 Spring 2024

Week 4

Practice Plan and Objectives:

  1. FUNdamental Skills for the Game

    1. Dribbling- find green grass (open space without traffic/defenders)

      1. Laces- push the ball forward and run

      2. Sole- rolling the ball in either direction 

    2. Ball Control

      1. Inside of Foot- turning the ball

      2. Sole- stopping the ball before it goes OUT OF BOUNDS

Practice - 45 to 60 minutes

  1. 5-10 Minutes- Warm Up with Squish the Fish Level 1

    1. Reinforce the parts of the foot

      1. Laces to dribble fast to a Fish

      2. Sole to stop the ball and Squish the Fish!


  1. 10-12 Minutes- Cat and Mouse

    1. Reinforce the different turns and parts of the foot 

    2. Dribble fast to get away from the defender!

  1. 10-12 Minutes- Red Light, Green Light

    1. Every player with a ball and Coach Calls out:

      1. Green Light = Dribble fast with Laces

      2. Yellow Light = Dribble slow with Inside of feet

      3. Red Light = Stop the ball with Sole


  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!’ 

      4. Practice Kick-offs and let each child have a turn taking the kick-off

    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 and go to goal

    3. Celebrate after any goal is scored!!