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6U Practice/Game Curriculum



Week 1

Practice 1- print/download
5 min - Have assistant/helper hand out uniforms to parents. Introduce yourself to the kids/parents and then let the kids introduce themselves in order to learn names. You may want to have them say their name and favorite animal, food, game, etc. Have a short conversation about the object of the game (score goals and stop the other team from scoring) and use of hands (only on throw-ins).
10 mins - 123 Red Light
10 mins  - Big Bad Coach
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Practice 2 - print/download
5 min - Again go re-introduce yourself and then let the kids introduce themselves in order to learn names. You may want to again have them say their name and favorite animal, food, game, etc, however, do something different from the prior practice. Have a review conversation about the object of the game (score goals and stop the other team from scoring) and use of hands (only on throw-ins). Ask them questions. Talk a little bit about dribbling to avoid the other team.
5 min - "Coach Says"
5 min - The Big Snake
10 min - Lion King
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Week 2


Practice 3 - print/download
5 min - 123 Red Light
10 min - Tag
10 min - The Big Race
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Practice 4 - print/download
The idea for this session is to have the kids practice kicking the ball with some distance and accuracy. It is ok to just let them try it. No need to coach too much. Kids will have fun and want to keep trying. Once they start getting bored move on.
5 min - One Pin Bowling - 

10 min - Target Practice Two - have 2 players go at a time tying to kick the balls off of the cones. After the 2 players have knocked off the balls have the other players race to put the balls back on the cones.
10 min - Knock It Off - the pdf shows 2v2, however I think it would be ok splitting your players into two teams. Basically this is a scrimmage but in order to win you must knock off all of your balls. 
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Week 3

  Practice 5 - print/download
5 min - The Big Snake
10 min - Lion King
10 min - LA Freeway
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Practice 6 - print/download
5 min - Short Passing In Pairs. One ball per pair. Separate the pairs a couple of yards apart. Have the kids back and forth first using the right foot and then the left foot.
10 min - Mosquito
10 min - Knock it off
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Week 4

Practice 7 - print/download
5 min - "Coach Says"
10 min - Treasure Hunt
10 min - The Big Bear
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Practice 8 - print/download
5 min - Treasure Hunt
10 min - Big Bad Coach
10 min - The Big Race
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Week 5

  Practice 9 - print/download
5 min - Duck Duck Goose With Ball Dribbling - play the same as normal but the duck goes around the circle while dribbling their soccer ball. When the touch someone and yell GOOSE both players race around the circle dribbling balls back to the spot where the "goose" was sitting. If the goose tags the duck the duck goes again. If the duck beats the goose back to the spot the goose is now the duck.
10 min - 123 Red Light - Dictate which foot and part of the foot they should use
10 min - Sharks n Minnows
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.

Practice 10 - print/download
5 min - Tag
10 min - Big Bad Animal (exactly the same but have kids take turns picking an animal for the coach to be)
10 min - LA Freeway
25 mins - Play a 4v4 game of four 5 min quarters. 1 min rests between quarters. 2 min half-time.