U6 Team (5-6yrs)


MSA U5 and U6 / Skills Development Program is designed for kids between 5 and 6-year-olds, who want to strengthen their soccer skills in order to progress into our youth leagues and training programs. This program is the final “stepping stone” before entering our normal league play. Essential areas covered during this program are dribbling, passing, turning, shooting, ball control & foot skills.

Each week will consist of a soccer class for 5-year-olds and soccer practice for 6-year-olds technical training, followed by small-sided games between the class designed to improve, develop and enhance the player’s experience within our program.

Three best Soccer Foot Skill Workouts

Soccer practice for 5 and 6-year-olds

Learn when the soccer ball goes in and out of play.
Learn about fouls with emphasis on handling the ball – handball, dangerous play.

Fun soccer skills and small-sided games are the order of the day for U5,6 soccer players. This way they learn to make decisions and become creative soccer players.

The coach will set up little soccer environments where U6 players can develop skills, tactics and have fun…

Soccer skills for 6-year-olds

  • Establishing fundamental motor skills.
  • Dribbling the soccer ball.
  • 1 on 1 soccer moves like v-move, step over or the scissors.
  • Basic traps like the sole of the foot and the instep.
  • Instep drive with either foot.
  • Kick in or throw-in – varies with an individual league that the kids play in – some leagues play small-sided with no restarts – Master of the ball.

The most important aspect of this age is the kids are having fun and getting lots of touches on the soccer ball with chances to play soccer. Check out some more examples of fun mini soccer games like Crabs and fishes or Red light green light, which kids go bonkers over.

The coach will have to judge the level of the players. An advanced player would get bored with some of these games but beginning players will eat these games up.

Soccer Tactics

At the U6 age group, the players must learn to dribble in the right direction – towards the opponent’s goal.

The MSA Coach will teach this:

Play small-sided games in soccer practice like 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3.
The kids get to play soccer. The coach will put the kids in these small games which will encourage decision making. The young soccer players control the soccer ball to dribble.

U6 Lessons for 5 and 6-year-olds

  • Principles of U6’s Part I
  • Principles Of U6’s Part II
  • Coordination
  • Dribbling With The Head Up
  • Dribbling To “Get Away”
  • Dribbling In A Crowd
  • Dribbling-Sam Snow
  • Striking A Ball
  • Dribbling-Sam Snow
  • Striking A Ball
  • U6 Variety Of Lesson Plans
  • Repetition