Soccer Angels - Learn to Play Program

Soccer Angels - Learn to Play Program (U4 & U5)

At this introductory level, the objective is to get children moving and to keep them active as per our Long-Term Player Development Model (LTPD). No competitive games should be played – the objective is for adults and children to play together informally. In the initial part of this stage the program is organized so that the child has success learning the game with their parent in a “one with one” format. In this format, a child’s first team-mate is someone they are totally at ease with. While the adult should challenge the child player, they should allow the child to have success.

Phase Time Activity Emphasis
Warm up/ Fundamental
movement skills
6 - 8 mins Fun Game with lots of movement Learning the area
Basic Physical Literacy
Changing direction
Break 2 - 3 mins   Hydration/Rest
Ball Familiarity Games 6 - 8 mins  Fun Game introducing ball Listening
Learning ball Dimensions
Movement with a ball
Basic Physical literacy
Break 2 - 3 mins   Hydration/Rest
Ball Familiarity Games  6 - 8 mins Ball Familiarity with Parents Ball Control
Movement with a ball
Break 2 - 3 mins   Hydration/Rest
Small-sided Games  10 - 15 mins  Mini-Games (1 vs. 1, 2 vs. 2, etc.) Kicking
Ball Control
Learning the Game 
  5 mins  Team Cheer and Snack Time  

2 groups of 3 on the field at one time; up to 9 on the "team", so if 9 are present, 1/3 of the players rotate off at a time. 

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