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U8 boys/girls- Warm up:

Body breaks(informal stretching)
Toe taps, inside inside, change direction every third touch, with an explosion of speed.
Numbers game: call numbers they get into groups of that number.
Finish in two's and play "shadow" encourage sharp and quick changes in direction

Theme of the day 1V1: 1v1 to a ball, ball is used as the "goal" players pass trough there partners legs for the game to be live.
Defender makes a curved run to force the player to one side(eg. Away from the goal)
When they get close get in the "surf board" position and don't over commit (jockey the ball)


U6 Girls/Boys

Body breaks(informal stretching)
Toe taps, inside inside, change direction every third touch, with an explosion of speed.
Numbers game: call numbers they get into groups of that number.
Finish in two's and play "shadow" encourage sharp and quick changes in direction

AT THIS STAGE OF THE PRACTICE WITH THIS AGE SPEND MORE TIME WORKING ON THE "SURF BOARD" STANCE THAN ATTACKING SO THE UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS OF THE STANCE.
Theme of the day 1V1: 1v1 to a ball, ball is used as the "goal" players pass trough there partners legs for the game to be live.
Defender makes a curved run to force the player to one side(eg. Away from the goal)
When they get close get in the "surf board" position and don't over commit (jockey the ball)

U5/4 girls/boys

STORY BOOK SOCCER: Pirate day- clean the deck (inside inside) clim the mast (toe taps) load the cannon (rolling the ball with sole of cleat) seagulls (get down to protect the ball)
ENEMY PIRATE: Hit the coach with ball using the instep only.
TREASURE CHEST: balls in the middle two teams and it's a tag relay to get as many balls to your side of the "ship". (one player at a time)