The Official Sporting Goods Retailer of Massachusetts Youth Soccer
 
Braintree, MA

250 Grossman Drive, Braintree, MA 02184
Phone: (781) 380-3380

 Danvers, MA
100 Independence Way, Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: (978) 750-0060

 Framingham, MA
Shopper's World, Framingham, MA 01701
Phone: (508) 620-2271

 Holyoke, MA
50 Holyoke Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: (413) 493-7091

 Hyannis, MA
790 Route 13,  Hyannis, MA 02601
Phone: (508) 771-2103

 Mansfield, MA
280 School Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
Phone: (508) 339-3010

 Marlborough, MA
Solomon Pond Mall, Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone: (508) 229-0343

 Milford, MA
101 Cedar Street, Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 634-4060

 Plymouth, MA
90 Shops At 5 Way, The Shops at 5
Plymouth, MA 02360
Phone: (508) 747-9719

 Somerville, MA
133 Middlesex Avenue, Somerville, MA 02145
Phone: (617) 629-0102

 Watertown, MA
485 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 926-0706

 Woburn
296 Mishawum Road, Woburn, MA 01801
Phone: (781) 935-5388

 NEW HAMPSHIRE

Amherst, NH
123 State Route 101A, Amherst, NH 03031
Phone: (603) 594-3041

 Manchester, NH
1051 S Willow Street, Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: (603) 624-6200

 Nashua, NH
213 Daniel Webster Hwy, Nashua, NH 03060
Phone: (603) 891-1174

 Salem, NH
290 S Broadway, Salem, NH 03079
Phone: (603) 890-3791

 RHODE ISLAND

Middletown, RI
1315 W. Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842
Phone: (401) 848-9170

Narragansett, RI
91 Point Judith Road, Narragansett, RI 02882
Phone: (401) 782-1211

 Warwick, RI
Warwick Mall, Warwick, RI 02886
Phone: (401) 732-0389

 

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 you are coaching. Here are some typical characteristerics 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 imaginations 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

Here are 10 lesson plans designed specifically for the U6 player:


Mass Youth Soccer uses ASC Session Template
software to develop our coaching curriculums. ASC
is used by coaches at every level of the game, and
it has become an essential resource for players,
coaches, and others who work in soccer education!

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