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BYSA U6 Spring 2024

Weeks 6

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 Bees and wasps

    1. Play the game as is for 1-2 rounds


  1. 10-12 Minutes-Alien Activity

    1. Reinforce using laces to ‘pass’ the ball and bite the space invaders.

    2. Play a couple rounds with the players as aliens and space invaders and then play a couple rounds with the players trying to ‘bite’ the parents (as space invaders).  

The more you can involve the parents, the better!


  1. 10-12 Minutes- Red Light, Green Light but with Game Twist!

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

      1. Green Light = “NEW BALL!” Dribble fast with Laces

      2. Yellow Light = Dribble slow with Inside of feet

      3. Red Light = “FREEZE!” Stop the ball with Sole


  1. 10-12 Minutes- Play the Game! 

    1. Remember to ROLL the ball on the ground for NEW BALL

      1. Roll the ball to players that haven’t touched the ball much and encourage them to stop the ball when it comes to them.

      2. Roll the ball into space if all of the players are bunching up in one area.

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

    3. Celebrate after any goal is scored!!