Please note some teams have pictures this week.
Please note that this Saturday is super soccer Saturday!!! Let your parents and kids know about it. Lots of games and fun with mixed teams in a world cup format. RYSA does snacks and it's just all about having fun. The U4/5's will be from 9-10am.
-non kicking/planting foot next to ball
-non kicking/planting foot pointing at target
-strike ball with laces, toe pointed down and ankle locked
Warm up: coach says
...like Simon says. Start with no balls and move to using balls.
Obstacle course: because everyone loved it last week!
With your neighbours create an obstacle course that you can use/access (maybe in the middle of the field or between your two fields so more than one
Topple me Coconuts
(can be found in Active start program)
Split players into 2 teams and have them line-up as shown below. Place balls on top of cones like coconuts. Ask players to alternate making passes/shots to try and knock the ball off of a cone. If a player is successful they can go and retrieve both balls and bring them back to their side. Encourage celebrations!
Crocs and Swamps
This was featured in one of the videos in the Active Start curriculum, check your video section (I'm not sure if it is part of the 2014 package)
It is in your bytesized coaching binder that RYSA gave you.
make a line of cones heading towards the net, the kids need to pass to parent/coach and not hit the crocs (cones) and then shoot on net (use cones or grab a couple of arches which I will bring to the field). Put parents/coaches in goals and then have the kids work on passing around/past the crocs/cones and shooting on each goal. Count how many times you score!
4 goal shooting
Make 4 goals on each side of the grid (use goals, cones or grab a couple of arches which I will bring to the field). Put parents/coaches in goals and then have the kids work on dribbling around and shooting on each goal. Count how many times you score! Encourage scoring on all goals.
(Active start plan 3)
Set up a small grid with goal at one end. Separate players into 2 teams lined up on each side of goal. Place two cones just a bit further than shooting distance even with corners of goal, and place yourself between with a stash of balls. Number players 1,2,3,4,5 etc. Call out a number. That numbered player on each team must race around the cones into the field where a ball is played. Players are trying to both defend and score on the same net. Encourage celebrations after a goal! Progress to 2 or 3 players. Add a goalkeeper (might just keep it at one number (set of players) coming out at a time)