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BYSA U8 Spring 2024

Week 5

Practice Plan and Objectives:

  1. Prepare for Game on Saturday- kick-offs, throw-ins, goal-kicks, and corner kicks in your final Scrimmage Game (last 10-15 minutes of practice)

    1. Positions and rotating Goalkeepers

  2. FUNdamental Skills for the Game

    1. With the Ball

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

      2. Passing- find a teammate in open space

    2. Ball Control

      1. Inside of Foot- turning the ball

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

    3. Passing and 2v1s

      1. Passing to Open Team Mate (in open space/no traffic)

      2. Passing from Goal Kicks

        1. Build Out Line

Practice: 60-70 minutes

  1. Full Practice Plan of Moving Into Space with Ball

    1. This complete practice includes warm up and practice activities 

    2. Works on passing and receiving the ball and getting away from the defender/opponent

    3. Works on finding the open space on the dribble or with a pass




  1. Last 10-15 Minutes- Play the Game! 

    1. 4v4 to 5v5, depending on the number of children at practice

      1. Okay to have uneven numbers, like 5v4

      2. 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 

Reinforce Change direction, Change your speed!