7-8 year olds

This program has been designed for new and young players. Sessions run for 90 minutes, and include small group training with a focus on individuals getting as many touches on the ball as possible to keep them engaged and challenged. The first 60 minutes will consist of:
  • ball mastery, learning how to manipulate the ball with all surfaces of the foot
  • using both feet instead of relying upon their dominant side. This makes them a more balanced player
  • first touch, turning, dribbling, running with the ball, striking the ball, quick feet, as well as passing and receiving
  • a strong focus on 1v1

The remaining 30 minutes will involve small sided games of 2v2/3v3, which will give the players opportunity to put into practise what they are learning. 

Why small sided games? What are the advantages?

  • Players have more touches on the ball
  • Realistic to the game
  • Increased repetition of skills and techniques
  • Creates more 1v1 situations
  • Creates more defending opportunities
  • Creates more attacking opportunities
  • Quick transitions
  • Encourages creativity
  • Players have the opportunity to play in multiple positions
  • Demands high-intensity levels
  • Generates more goal scoring opportunities
  • Improves players ABCs Agility, balance, co-ordination
  • Small sided games are enjoyable for all players
  • Improves players communication
  • Demands a high level of competition


Program outcomes include improved fitness, speed, dominance in a 1v1 situation, and increased confidence.

Ultimately I am ensuring that players get many touches on the ball to keep them engaged and challenged. Please contact me to for more information.