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Spring 2017 Session Plans

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Fall 2016 Session Plans

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Click here to download all 10 Fall 2016 U6 Session plans as a single PDF file

Please note, all Massachusetts Youth Soccer session plans are provided in good faith and must not be utilized for assignments for US Soccer or NSCAA coach education courses. We welcome coaches and organizations to share, use and build upon all Mass Youth Soccer Session plans as long as appropriate credit is given. 


In order to make practices run smoothly and be fun, it is important for us to have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional and physical developmental stage of the players we are coaching. Here are some typical characteristics of the Under 6 player.

  • Focused on themselves – reality to them is based on what they see and feel
  • Unable to see the world from another’s perspective 
  • Everything is in the here and now
  • Cooling systems are less efficient - need frequent water breaks 
  • Enjoy playing, not watching. Every player should have a ball in practice
  • Limited attention span - keep directions concise and to the point
  • Effort is performance – if they try hard, they are doing well
  • Active imaginations – utilize their imagination in activities, and they will love practice!
  • Look for adult approval – be encouraging when they say “Coach, look what I can do!”
  • Unable to think abstractly – spatial relationships are a mystery 
  • Typically have 2 speeds -- extremely fast and stopped
  • Usually unaware of game scores – keep it that way


Please use the Document search below to download our U6 plans from previous years. 

Document Description Post Date
US Youth Soccer Small Sided Games Manual 2017 .PDF Document Feb 21, 2017
US Youth Soccer PDI Age Group Matrix- Feb 2017 .PDF Document Feb 21, 2017
US Soccer Player Development Initiatives 2017 .PDF Document Feb 21, 2017
U6 Spring 2016 - Week 10 - Numbers .PDF Document 10 Touches x 2 to Goal 3 Strikes You're Out 4 Corner Shootout All 5 Wins 4v4 Mar 17, 2016
U6 Spring 2016 - Week 9 - Video Games .PDF Document Super Mario Brothers Pacman/Mrs Pacman Wreck it Ralph Sonic v Tails 4v4 Mar 17, 2016
U6 Spring 2016 - Week 8 - Ice Age .PDF Document Continental Drift Saber Tooth Squirrels Mammoths v Pirates Collision Course 4v4 Mar 17, 2016
U6 Spring 2016 - Week 7 - Disney .PDF Document Big Hero 6 Surfaces Frozen Tag Bruce the Shark and Nemo Pirates of the Caribean 4v4 Mar 17, 2016
U6 Spring 2016 - Week 6 - Space .PDF Document Explore the Planets Galaxy Hoppers Space Invaders Battle Star Destoryers 4v4 Mar 17, 2016
U6 Spring 2016 - Week 5 - Famous Books .PDF Document Hungry Caterpillar Hansel and Gretel The Cat in the Hat Tiggers v Rabbits Mar 17, 2016
U6 Spring 2016 - Week 4 Cars .PDF Document Red Light Green Light Chaos on the Highway Monster Trucks Demolition Derby 4v4 Mar 17, 2016
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