‘FUTUROOS’ / INFANTILE FUTSAL  (Younger Players)

FUTUROOS is the name we use to call ‘up and coming’ young players of both the game of Futsal and the game of Football (soccer).

As the name FUTUROOS suggests it means ‘A future Socceroo’ as it is derived from the words future and Socceroo.

Many of the younger age groups, futsal and football (soccer) teams have been given permission by us to have FUTUROOS printed on the back of their playing shirts as it gives the team a sense of ‘professionalism’ and fun.

If any team or club would like to have FUTUROOS printed on the back of their playing shirts or on any promotional material please forward your request to admin@futsal.com.au

Infantile Futsal is a training method to initiate children from 4 to 9 years old into sports, based on psychomotor development and recreational sports. Its main purpose is to enhance physical, mental and social development and to encourage children to enjoy physical activity, having it as a habit for the rest of their lives. Infantile Futsal also intends to stimulate the creativity and self-confidence of the children by contributing to their personal development as human beings.

While Futsal is the main instrument to reach these goals, the program must never be limited to specific skills of the sport. The intention is to provide children with a variety of movement experiences.

This is a suggestion of the sequence of activities of an Infantile Futsal training session: 

 

BELOW ARE SOME INFANTILE FUTSAL TRAINING SESSIONS (10) FOR YOU TO USE

SESSION 1

Aims : To gain a good first impression of the sport.

Training Outline : 

00:00 - Briefing

00:05 – Jogging, run backwards and stretching

00:10 – Line Game : coach says the name of a part or a line of the Futsal court and the kids have to touch it

00:15 – Playing with the hula hoops: - roll it on different parts of the body

             - roll it on the ground                                   
             - throw it up and put arm in, leg in, body in 

00:25 – Cary the ball from half way towards goal and shoot (one line to each goal)

           - Penalties contest

00:35 – Full game

00:55 – Evaluation

SESSION 2

Aims : Shooting and communication, coach/children.

Training Outline :

00:00 - Briefing

00:05 – Crouch tag. Someone is chosen as “it” and whomever he/she touches becomes “it”. “it” can not touch you if you are crouched and you can only stay crouched for 4 seconds.

           - Stretching

00:10 – Running race like in athletics

           - Running backwards

           - Crab race

00:15 – Each child with a ball: general activities such as dribbling each other, kicking the ball on the wall (vary the feet)

           - Goal to goal (mini game number 3 on chapter 2)

00:30  - Full Game

00:55 – Evaluation

SESSION 3

Aims : Attacking and marking situation, eye-hand coordination.

Training Outline :

00:00 - Briefing

00:05 – Red versus blue. One line of children called red, facing another one called blue at half way line. At coach’s command of  red or blue, one group tries to touch the other one, who turn around and run to their own “D” where they are safe. The game restarts at half way.

          - Stretching

00:10 – Each kid with a rubber ball : - throw and catch

           - kick and catch
           - bounce
           - bounce and step on the ball (trap)

00:20 – Mini game: one keeper, one against one for 40 seconds (both players score at the same goal)

00:35 – Full game

00:55 - Evaluation

SESSION 4

Aims : General ball skills, timing and coordination.

Training Outline :

00:00 – Briefing

00:05 – Various jogging: knees up, heels up, side to side

           - Stretching

00:10 – Line game (as in session 1)

00:15 – One skipping rope to each child: stepping over the rope, skipping race (children have to skip the rope while running), little clock (A rope between two. One child spinning the rope on the floor for the other one to skip it)

00:25 – A ball between two:

          - passing from one goal to the other

          - trying to beat or skin each other

00:35 – full game

00:55 - Evaluation

SESSION 5

Aims : Carrying and general coordination.

Training Outline :

00:00 - Briefing

00:05 – Running in different directions under the command of the coach

          - Stretching

00:15 – Athletics: - 2 minutes jogging or walking around the court (the focus is to stimulate the players not to stop for the whole 2 minutes)

    - simulating a hundred meters race ( on your marks, get set, go)

    - relay race

00:25 – One ball each: - dribbling, children have to trap at the whistle

            - dribbling backwards

            - dribbling between cones and having a shot

00:35 – Full game: 2/2 ( 2 defenders and 2 attackers not trespassing half court)

00:55 - Evaluation

SESSION 6

Aims : Passing and catching.

Training Outline :

00:00 - Briefing

00:05 – Pairs tag. Tig-tag with group of two holding hands

          - Stretching

00:15 – Hold the ball :- Everybody in a circle.

          - One Futsal ball and we have to throw the ball to each other. If someone drops the ball, he/she has to chase and hit someone in the legs with the ball.

-          The game restarts in the circle after one or two trials.

-          One Futsal ball and we have to throw the ball to each other. If someone drops the ball, he/she has to chase and hit someone in the legs with the ball.

-          The game restarts in the circle after one or two trials

00:20 – Piggy in the middle with a Futsal ball, but using hands. A group of 7 children playing piggy in the middle. Make sure that you vary the person being the piggy.

00:25 – Passing the ball in pairs (hands first and then feet) going towards the goal. Throw or kick it into goal.

00:35 – Full game: 2x2 (two defenders and two attackers not trespassing half court).

00:55 - Evaluation

SESSION 7

Aims : Side lines and general coordination.

Training Outline :

00:00 - Briefing

00:05 – Walking around the court on your toes, on your heels, on the side of the foot, with your arms up, arms down, knees up, little trolley (one child holds the legs of the other child that walks on his/her hands)

           - Stretching

00:10 – Gymnastics movements: airplane, candle, bridge, cartwheel, hand stand

00:25 – Two lines (one line facing each goal). One player takes a kick in to the first player on the line who receives and shoots. Everybody mush execute the sideline kick in.

00:35 – Full game with 2x2 (two attackers and 2 defenders not trespassing half court)

00:55 - Evaluation

SESSION 8

Aims : Goalkeeper’s throw ad circuit exercises.

Training Outline :

00:00 - Briefing

00:05 – A person in the middle of the court known as “the tag”. If you run from one “D” to the other you score a point, but if the tag touches you, you replace the tag.

           - Stretching

00:15 – Circuit exercises: six cones spread out around the court. In each cone the players have to do 10 repetitions of a calisthenics exercise: push ups, star jumps, diving, front star jumps, seat ups. The aim is not to work out, but to experience different body movements

00:25 – Keeper does the goal clearance to two targets who pass the ball to each other and shoot. One line on each side of the court.

00:35 – Full game.

00:55 – Evaluation.

SESSION 9

Aims : Free kicks, Group feeling.

Training Outline:

00:00 – Briefing

00:05 – Police & Thieves. Two groups, one is police and the other one thieves. Police have to touch thieves and then take them to jail (goal). They swap roles after a certain period of time.

          - Stretching.

00:15 – Rubber ball :- Three lines are going to do a relay race between two cones 20 meters away from each other

        - bouncing the ball.

        - hopping with the ball between the feet.

        - dribbling the rubber ball.

00:25 – Free kick contest :- how to set up the wall – each player has a shot

00:35 – Full game

00:55 - Evaluation

SESSION 10

Aims : Finalise the program.

Training Outline:

00:00 – Briefing

00:05 – Warm up

           - Stretching

00:10 – Penalty contest

00:25 – Futsal carnival: each player invites a friend to come to the session. We divide the children into 3 or 4 teams (depending on the numbers) and play games. There is not a winner. Every team plays the same number of games for the fun of playing Futsal.

00:55 – Presentation (we suggest a certificate, not medals) and parent’s evaluation.