Foundation Stage Leader
At this age our squads are learning ball mastery skills. The ‘Futsal theory’ needed to be learnt at this age is very limited and the focus is on creating players who are capable both in offensive and defensive 1v1 situations.
Our coaches will deliver their sessions ensuring players have a good technical basis and a real enjoyment of scoring and preventing goals.
We do not introduce team tactics at this age it is all about the individual.
There should be no specific team organisation, the game should be played with general instruction.
In attack focus on moving the ball towards the oppositions goal to find a suitable shooting position.
In defence the aim is to prevent a goal and recovering possession of the ball.
Players should be constant and active at all times during the game.
Introduce the idea of attack & defence.
Attacking elements to learn including
1. Progress towards the oppositions goal
2. Help the player with the ball
3. Losing a marker
4. Finding space
5. Quick decision making when on the ball
Defensive elements to learn:
1. Introduce the concept of marking
2. Ball interception
Our coaches will cover the following technical teachings in their sessions at this age group:
Attacking techniques to be learnt include:
Defensive techniques to be learnt include:
Be reactive to the players at this age, let them tell you what they want to do at times, make sure learning is fun. Always promote:
Drills and practices should ALWAYS incorporate a ball. Never use session time to train players on physical elements. Practices and drills should be designed to improve: