Foundation Stage Leader
At this age our squads are learning the basic rules of the game. The ‘Futsal theory’ needed to be learnt at this age includes:
Players also need to cover the following elements which have been broken down under heading using the FAs four corner model for ease of understanding. Our coaches will deliver their sessions ensuring players cover all of this before moving onto the next stage of the curriculum.
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, frustrating/annoying opposition.
2. Ball interception
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: