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:

FALL 2014

U6 LESSON PLANS

     
                  
WEEK 1     WEEK 2     WEEK 3     WEEK 4     WEEK 5


                          
WEEK 6     WEEK 7     WEEK 8     WEEK 9     WEEK 10



SPRING 2014 U6 LESSON PLANS


FALL 2013 U6 LESSON PLANS


SPRING 2013 U6 LESSON PLANS

FALL 2012 U6 LESSON PLANS

SPRING 2012 U6 LESSON PLANS