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fill in coach for U13s w/- very basic skill - Where to start?

I have been asked to be a "fill in" coach this week for a group of under 13s that have very basic skills. The last time I "took" them, i went right back to basics, i did a really basic footwork drill and passing. I am not "normally" a coach, but play the game and have a great love for it, like all of you I assume! (I did coach juniors YEARS ago, but i cant remember them having such basic skills). It would take more than a couple of sessions to build up there skills and i just dont know where to start, as I don't know how many weeks i will be "filing in" for. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks.

Maybe try talking to them all and asking questions to get a general understanding of what they know and don't. Therefore, they won't be getting bored while doing basic footwork drills. Hope this helped!


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Hi Ebony,I am in the same boat as you. I am now coaching the u13 girls and it's a great feeling but you kinda dont want to fail the girls at the same time. I think back to basics is great. I have a bit of knowledge and my specialty is Defending as I used to be a defender so my strengths are there. This website and a few others are great at loading me with the drills and exercises that we can take the girls through not to get them bored of doing the same thing over and over again and also the most important thing is to make sure the girls are having FUN!! Goodluck Coach :)

I've just started coaching this year (13U's), found at the start of the season making sure they were landing on the correct foot was a good starting point.  Working on making them throw in front has really helped with the stepping too.

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