Children - Youth Football Typical Features Objectives of Education Contents of the Training Age Appropriate Training Age Appropriate Competition
G - Mini Kickers Typical Features of This Age: Urge to move and play Quickly tired High mobility Weak muscles Low coordination properties Different performances Strong curiosity Weak concentration I – relatedness Strong orientation to the coach Strong fantasy world
G - Mini Kickers Objectives of Mini Football: To make new friends To become part of a group Have fun & enjoy to play football Address own wishes & needs Get own movement better Help find ideas in new movement Get more self confidence Promote personality Task a variety of movement
G - Mini Kickers Contents of the Training: Play with different materials ie: Hula Hoops, Sticks, Boxes, Band, Balloons etc. Games with different balls All round performances with the ball at the feet Different games ie: throwing, running etc. Easy games of running & catching
G - Mini Kickers Movement School: Easy tasks of movement (Running, Hopping, Jumping, Rolling…. & sometimes just go wild!) Games with different small/big objects Having fun to strengthen their body Run, Catch, and tap games Organisations form ”movement landscapes"
G - Mini Kickers Football Orientated School of Movement: Lead for safe handling with Rolling, Hopping, Flying ball Small games, ie: dropping games Easy tasks with the ball on their foot Easy coordinated task with the ball Mixed training - small games, tasks with a ball
G - Mini Kickers Play Football: Free games & tournaments Different goals Small pitches Technical football training doesn’t happen with Mini kickers
G - Mini Kickers Appropriate Playing Age: Small teams: Ideal 3v3 or 4v4 small pitch10x15m(4-4) Easy rules generously explained No offside or throw-in ( maybe. Roll in) No League tables !
F & E - Juniors Typical Features of This Age Group: Strong movement & joy of playing Strong enthusiasm, to compare yourself with others Coordinative problems & weaker muscles Low concentration Strong uncritical orientation to an adult role model
F & E - Juniors Objectives of F & E Junior football: Mediation to the idea ”score goals & prevent goals” Promote the joy of football To learn the important techniques of football in the easiest form Provide playful & versatile sporting events Coordinative basics Promote self confidence, team spirit & creativity
F & E - Juniors Contents of the Training: Free games of football with small teams onto goal 2v2,3v3,4v4 Motivated tasks suitable for children, to teach the technical basics of dribble, pass & shoot Performances with a ball & small games not just football Catching games, stagger & obstacle courses to promote the movement skills
F & E - Juniors Training Structure: Warm up F & E- Juniors do not need a targeted warm up! Children in this age want to move & let off steam, therefore offer them interesting catch & run games
F & E - Juniors Training Structure: Bulk The focus should be exercise tasks & motivational games to learn the basic techniques A lot of movement & ball contact for each player Avoid long waiting times! Work in small groups!
F & E - Juniors Training Structure: The Final Part Small games of football in tournament style should be the centre of your training 4v4 is the ideal game
F & E - Juniors Appropriate Playing Age: The ideal game is 7v7 on a pitch size 55x36 Meter Easy suitable rules for children Rolling subs are allowed!
F & E - Juniors Correct Coaching at a Game: The children must play in different positions! Even being the Goalie! Short meetings before the game, easy tips, always say it in a positive way! Only sporadically interfere into the game, but always encourage & praise them In principle the children must learn to decide for themselves! ! ! No Championship & league tables!
D & C – Juniors Typical Features of this Age Group: Physical & mental balance with the D-Juniors Positive personality, self confidence & improved concentration at this golden learning age High learning & willingness Strong coordination assets At the end of D and the start of C-Junior is the physical & mental break with entering puberty.
D & C - Juniors Objectives of D & C Junior Football: Have fun playing football Systematic learning & reinforcement to the basic techniques Apply the techniques in different playing situations under pressure from the opponent! Playfully obtain a tactical basis Promotion of positive characteristics such as independence, motivation & regular training
D & C - Juniors Contents of the Training: Motivation, individual & group exercises with the ball, to grind in the basic techniques Training 1v1 Playing with small teams focusing on specifics (Technique/Tactics) Especially for C’s: Motivated strengthening exercises, mobility programs, response & start exercises with the ball
D & C - Juniors Training Structure: Warm up Interesting warm up with the ball (single, pairs or in small groups) Catching games, fit in staggering & coordinative tasks Start with 5min individual training, the players try out with the ball Stretching & stabilization exercises
D & C - Juniors Training Structure: Bulk Play in small groups (4v4) for a technical/tactical main focus In between exercise types with the same topic Choose the tasks, so that the organisation need not to be changed, therefore you don’t loose any training time!
D & C - Juniors Training Structure: The Final Part Games in small groups onto the goals Additional game rules to be mentioned again from the bulk part At the end you should not exceed 7v7. With more players play a small tournament (4v4)
D & C - Juniors Appropriate Playing Age: D-Junior step by step forward to 11v11 optimal pitch size 65 x 80 with 5m x 2m goals C-Junior should use the full pitch with full size goals Game systems & tactics should not be under or over pushed!
D & C - Juniors Correct Coaching During a Game: Cheer the children positively, influence them but don’t give them to much information from the sideline Influence the parents', if they criticise the children Use every player! At half time, give them drinks, & give a lot of praise Only give a few instructions for the up coming half!
B & A - Juniors Typical Features for This Age Group: Improved performance through physical changes: Balancing the bodies proportions/power growth Improved coordination Greater willingness to learn Awareness of factual problems & players, striving for independence & recognition as an equal partner
B & A - Juniors Objective B & A Junior Football: Having fun to play football Learn the technical & tactical fundamentals, adapt to the increased demands of the game, especially the training of a dynamic “betting-technique” Targeted training of special tactical priorities Promote self-confidence & responsibility
B & A - Juniors Contents of the Training: Systematically used forms of play with different sized groups on specific technical and tactical focus More sophisticated complex exercises on the same focus Shape the game to improve coordination Inaugural exercises & jump combinations Races for the ball followed by action Regular motion & strengthening programs
B & A - Juniors Training Structure Warm Up Interesting warm up programs with the ball (alone, in pairs or small groups) Catching games, stagger & coordinated tasks Start with 5min individual training, the players try out with the ball Stretch & stabilizing tasks
B & A - Juniors Training Structure: Bulk Games in small groups (4v4) for a technical/tactical focus In between exercise types on the same topic Choose the tasks, so that the organisation need not to be changed, therefore you don’t loose any training time!
B & A - Juniors Training Structure: The Final Part Games in small groups onto the goals Additional game rules to be mentioned again from the bulk part At the end you should not exceed 7v7. With more players play a small tournament (4v4)
B & A - Juniors Appropriate Playing Age: Consider an offensively orientated game preference, game systems/tactics may not over or under load Train & find the game play, which is tailored to their potential
B & A - Juniors Correct Coaching During a Game: Concentrated game preparation, give only short encouraging individual instructions Radiate peace & sovereignty Give targeted, understandable instructions Watch the game, just to have the appropriate & specific steps to control the game Motivate the players by encouraging shouts