Stage 2: FUNdamentals
U6 to U8 Female
U6 to U9 Male
"Fun with the Ball"
LONG TERM PLAYER DEVELOPMENT APPROACH TO COACHING
At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches and teachers should create
a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun.”
Physical – Develop the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, co-ordination and speed, as well
as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching.
Technical – Movement exercises/games designed to promote a feel for the ball:
gaining ball control in receiving passes, dribbling, passing less than 25m, kicking the ball forward,
and shooting on goal.
Tactical – Small children are egocentric – playing the ball is the most important objective;
however, they now need to be introduced to co-operation between players. They gain
understanding of the game through playing situations.
Mental – Basic awareness of environment to build game intelligence and decision making.
The FUNdamentals Course
Hosting Clubs and Districts are offering these 8 hour courses throughout Ontario.
Coaches working with players in this stage are strongly encouraged to take a FUNdamentals Coaching Course.
NB #1 To Clarify if you are coaching female and males who turn 6 years old in 2013 you need to complete FUNdamentals
NB #2 To Clarify if you are coaching males that turn 9 years old in 2013 or females that turn 8 years old in 2013 you need to complete Learn To Train
For a list of courses starting mid January, 2013 please visit the OSA Course List.
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Make Ethical Decisions Course
For a list of MED Courses offered through the Coaches Association of Ontario contact: Coaches Association of Ontario|
3 Concorde Gate Suite 108, Toronto, ON, M3C3N7
FUNdamentals Sample Practices
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All Session Plans were created using Session Planner 2.0.