Example exercises

Beach Soccer

1/1Running with the ball

Exercise 1

Difficulty:1 of 3

- The children split up into equal-sized groups, and two groups face each other on each side as shown in the diagram.
- Player A dribbles the ball through the cones. Once arrived at the other side, he takes his place at the back of the queue and Player B then takes the ball and dribbles it back through the cones.

1/2Running with the ball and passing

Exercise 1

Difficulty:2 of 3

- The children split up into equal-sized groups, and two groups face each other on each side as shown in the diagram.
- Passes: Player A dribbles the ball to the middle and then passes it to Player B. Player A then continues his run to the opposite side. Player B controls the pass, dribbles the ball to the middle and then passes it to Player C.

Exercise 2

Difficulty:3 of 3

- The children split up into equal-sized groups, and two groups face each other on each side as shown in the diagram.
- Passes: Player A dribbles the ball to the middle and passes it to Player B. Player B passes the ball straight back to Player A and runs in the direction of the group on the opposite side. Before Player A joins the back of the queue on the opposite side, he passes the ball back into the path of Player B. Player B then continues the exercise in the same way.

1/1Practising free-kicks

Exercise 1

Difficulty:1 of 3

- The children split up into four groups, and each group takes a ball.
- This exercise is about practising taking free-kicks on sand. Make a sand mound, place the ball on top of it, shoot.

1/1Passing and shooting

Exercise 1

Difficulty:2 of 3

- The children split up into three groups, one player goes in goal. Each group has one ball. The coach-educator plays the passes.
- Player A passes the ball to the coach-educator (C) and continues his run to get ready to shoot. The coach-educator throws the ball exactly into the path of the player. He shoots with his first touch and then joins the next group.

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