Example exercises

Futsal

1/3Running with the ball

Exercise 1

Difficulty:1 of 3

- Use the penalty area and goal; start with one ball for each child.
- Run with the ball using the sole of the foot; avoid running into other players and their balls.
1. With the right foot.
2. With the left foot.
3. Using both feet.

Exercise 2

Difficulty:2 of 3

- Use the penalty area and goal; start with one ball for each child.
- Run with the ball; prevent others from stealing the ball while trying to steal a ball from others.
1. Try to steal a ball and kick it out of the penalty area at any point.
2. Try to steal a ball and kick it into the goal.

Exercise 3

Difficulty:2 of 3

- Use the penalty area and goal; start with one ball for each child.
- Running with the ball, shielding the ball.
1. Two players without a ball try to get a ball off the other players (players then swapping roles between attacker/ defender) and so on.
2. Two players without a ball try to get the balls of the other players, who are shielding and moving, out of the area as quickly as possible.

1/3Passing and occupying space

Exercise 1

Difficulty:1 of 3

- Place cones in a circle (one cone more than the total number of players), and vary the distance between the cones in accordance with the level of the children.
- Give-and-go without opposition: play a pass to another player and then run to the spare cone.
1. Pass the ball with the inside of the right foot and control the ball with the sole of the foot.
2. Pass the ball with the inside of the left foot and control the ball with the sole of the foot.
3. Free passes and control with the sole of the foot.

Exercise 2

Difficulty:2 of 3

- Place cones in a circle (one cone more than the total number of players), and vary the distance between the cones in accordance with the level of the children.
- Give-and-go with two touches.
1. Pass the ball with the inside of the right foot and control the ball with the sole of the foot.
2. Pass the ball with the inside of the left foot and control the ball with the sole of the foot.
3. Free passes and control with the sole of the foot.

Exercise 3

Difficulty:3 of 3

- Place cones in a circle (one cone more than the total number of players), and vary the distance between the cones in accordance with the level of the children.
- Give-and-go with opposition. One player acts as a defender; take one cone out of the circle. This player tries to intercept a pass; he then swaps positions with the player whose pass he intercepts.
1. Free passes.
2. Two touches.

1/3Passing and shooting

Exercise 1

Difficulty:1 of 3

- Two identical lines in the same position in different halves of the pitch, each child with a ball. The first child plays a pass, moves, and finishes by shooting at goal before joining the other line after collecting his ball.
- Short, low pass: Player A plays a short pass into space so that player B moves from the other line, controls the ball, shoots and joins the other line. Now, player A moves towards the goal, receives a pass from player C and finishes.
1. Without a goalkeeper.
2. With a goalkeeper (all children to take their turn as the goalkeeper).

Exercise 2

Difficulty:2 of 3

- Two identical lines in the same position in different halves of the pitch, each child with a ball. The first child plays a pass, moves, and finishes by shooting at goal before joining the other line after collecting his ball.
- Short, high pass: as in the previous exercise, but with a high pass so that the child shoots without controlling the ball first.
1. Without a goalkeeper.
2. With a goalkeeper (all children to take their turn as the goalkeeper).

Exercise 3

Difficulty:3 of 3

- Two identical lines in the same position in different halves of the pitch, each child with a ball. The first child plays a pass, moves, and finishes by shooting at goal before joining the other line after collecting his ball.
- Long, low pass. Player A moves to the other side in order to receive a long pass by player B and shoot at goal.
1. Control and shoot without a goalkeeper.
2. Control and shoot with a goalkeeper.
3. Shoot without a goalkeeper.
4. Shoot with a goalkeeper.

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