Indoor Training Sessions (U5-U6) | Week 4: Shooting

Warm-up Game: Capture the Balls (10 min.)

Setup

Field: Full gym. Divide balls in half and place at each end.

Players: Divide into two teams with one team wearing pinnies.

Coaches: Line up on side or roam with players.

W4 Capture Balls 2

Instructions (Revised)
  1. The objective is to run to the other team’s end and get the other team’s balls.
  2. Once a team crosses the centre line, the other team may tag them and the tagged player must return to their side.
  3. If a player makes it through to the other team’s balls, they are safe if their foot in on the ball in the ball area.
  4. Players must dribble or pass ball to their side and put the ball within their ball area.
  5. The team that captures the most balls after after 5 minutes is the winner.
  6. Divide balls up evenly and play a second game.
Coaching points

Encourage the players to:

  • Work as a team and have a defensive and offensive plan.

 

Technical: Basic Shooting (15 min.)

Setup

Field: Full gym with goals (net or cones) at each end.

Players: Each player gets a ball and lines up in one of two lines at centre.

Coaches: Line up to the side near goal.

W4 Basic Shooting

Instructions
  1. Player passes ball to coach and moves closer to goal waiting for return pass from coach.
  2. Player receives pass, controls it and takes a shot on goal using the inside of the foot.
  3. After taking a shot, player moves to the back of the other line.
Coaching points

Encourage the players to:

  • Use inside of the foot to control the ball and for shot.
  • Not shoot with their toe.

 

Small-sided game: Kings Court (10 min.)

Setup

Field: Full gym. Goal at each end.

Players: Divide into three teams with one team wearing pinnies. Two teams line up for a game with third team standing on sidelines.

Coaches: Line up with balls on side and feed in as necessary.

W4 Kings Court

Instructions
  1. Play a game and shoot into goal to score.
  2. When one team scores, the other team is replaced by team from sidelines.
Coaching points

Encourage the players to:

  • Use inside of the foot to control the ball and for shot.
  • Not shoot with their toe.

Match play game (10 min)

Setup
Field: Full gym with goal  (net or cones) at each end. Players: Line up with respective teams. One team wears pinnies. Coaches: Line up with balls on side and feed in balls as necessary. Match Game
Instructions
  1. Have one team put on pinnies.
  2. Have both teams line up in a logical formation with plenty of space between the players.
  3. One team starts with the ball at centre field.
  4. If a goal is scored, the game is restarted at centre field.
  5. Try to coach from the sidelines but let the game flow and do not overcoach.
Coaching points
Encourage the players to:
    • Keep a diamond shape.
    • Pass to their teammates.
    • Use both feet.
    • Use the inside of their foot to shot and pass.
Time
10 minutes.

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