The School bears in mind the physical and mental age of its students when planning
their football training sessions. Activities are picked that fit the developmental
needs of the students, rather than trying to make the students participate in activities
that are developmentally inappropriate for them.
In a game like football - players are moving around constantly and the environment
is constantly changing which requires players to constantly make decisions. The
game can be divided into separate, distinct areas: technique, rules and basic strategy.
This sees the game as isolated components that can be learned separately in practices
and reassembled later on in the game. It employs three different parts in a practice.
A warm-up, the lesson and finally a scrimmage.
Students learn techniques such as passing, shooting and dribbling, tactical concepts
such as spreading out, proper support, defending angles and rules such as proper
throw ins, penalty kicks and so on.
Young children can't play competitive team sports. They lack the experience to understand
cooperative play and the real meaning of winning and losing. Therefore, football
is a way to introduce social and motor skills to young children who are just beginning
to experience the world outside of home.