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so my 3 year old goes to footy training (if you can call it that) at the weekends and i've put myself forward to help out at the club and i take my level 1 badge in a few months time..

 

i'm after any good reading, advice, websites etc that can help me get a bit of knowledge on the subject and to help keep the kids sessions fun (no clowns please).. cheers :thumbs:

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so my 3 year old goes to footy training (if you can call it that) at the weekends and i've put myself forward to help out at the club and i take my level 1 badge in a few months time..

 

i'm after any good reading, advice, websites etc that can help me get a bit of knowledge on the subject and to help keep the kids sessions fun (no clowns please).. cheers :thumbs:

As ever, speak to Molby.

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Encourage them to talk to each other on the pitch/during pratcice as much as possible. Find out which of the kids is a natural leader and have him take the lead with talking on the pitch. My son is playing for the junior varsity team at high school with kids aged 15-18 and you hardly hear a word from any of them on the pitch.

 

Most of all though, make sure it's fun for them.

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Coaching these kids is going to be demanding on you, but teach them well and let them lead the way.

Show them all the beauty they possess inside give them a sense of pride to make it easier.

Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

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Coaching these kids is going to be demanding on you, but teach them well and let them lead the way.

Show them all the beauty they possess inside give them a sense of pride to make it easier.

Let the children's laughter remind us how we used to be

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is the correct answer!

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Encourage them to talk to each other on the pitch/during pratcice as much as possible. Find out which of the kids is a natural leader and have him take the lead with talking on the pitch. My son is playing for the junior varsity team at high school with kids aged 15-18 and you hardly hear a word from any of them on the pitch.

 

Most of all though, make sure it's fun for them.

 

they're 3

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Been there! Now doing my sons u8's.

 

Give them lots of time with the ball. No using hands no keepers. Make it natural to kick with both feet.

 

A good one we did at u4 was control and pass in pairs.

 

Remember attention span is 2 minutes to change things often

 

It's a thankless task at that age too, so don't expect to see much if any improvement until months later.

 

Most importantly, get a stamp and sweets for the end. If they leave tired and sweating with a well done stamp on their hand and a sweet, they'll have enjoyed it.

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so out of about 15 posts i've got two serious ones - that's actually much better than i'd thought! cheers to those.. :thumbs:

 

i hadn't figured on references to fiddling and Heal The World though so i'm proud that you's got them in! :D

 

aaaanyway... any resources for the age group i'm coaching? i'm struggling to find anything.. just games for them to play during the sessions etc..

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so out of about 15 posts i've got two serious ones - that's actually much better than i'd thought! cheers to those.. :thumbs:

 

i hadn't figured on references to fiddling and Heal The World though so i'm proud that you's got them in! :D

 

aaaanyway... any resources for the age group i'm coaching? i'm struggling to find anything.. just games for them to play during the sessions etc..

 

http://www.soccerxpert.com/u6-u8-soccer-drills.aspx

 

http://www.footy4kids.co.uk/soccer_drills_and_games_for_very_young_children.htm

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Were the parents pissed off at you for leaving the kids there? You seem like a 99 man to me.

 

 

It wasn't me mate, I never coached toddlers. My mate reckons they come up during a session asking to go to wee, how the f*ck can you get zonal marking at corners across when you're being interrupted 'cos they can't even go an hour without wanting a piss? :angry:

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It wasn't me mate, I never coached toddlers. My mate reckons they come up during a session asking to go to wee, how the f*ck can you get zonal marking at corners across when you're being interrupted 'cos they can't even go an hour without wanting a piss? :angry:

 

Ironymeter Alert!

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