U-9 Football Academy Coaching & Skills Courses in Gambia
The camp programe for the younger age groups is primarily centered on the use of games, and the learning of skills through these games.
The basis for the use of games is that whilst the players are having fun, they are also having more touches of the ball and therefore almost without realizing they are developing some of the basic techniques of football.
The use of games not only captivates the attention of the younger player and keeps them focused for longer but also adds competition to improve task orientation and when placed in this environment learning becomes optimal.
Small sided games are a key element at this age also. This is because in a 3v3 players have more touches, which to them is perceived as more successes than in a 11v11.
In addition to this, the young players cannot judge their own personal ability, therefore it is up to the coach to reinforce all positive behaviour on a regular occasion giving the children a sense of self-worth and increasing self-belief.
The main reason a child participates in sport of any sort is for enjoyment which is the reason for the development of the learning through fun games curriculum.
Football Academy Coaching & Skills Courses in Gambia
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