GOTW

Game of the week presented by Lee Dunne, SFYS Director of Programming.
Each GOTW is connected to a session plan too, so you can see how it could work in practice.
You may look at the plans and be a little underwhelmed, as it is mostly scrimmaging, but I firmly believe this is how the kids will learn.
Now, they won’t learn if you just let them play and sit down. So each week will have reminders of the previous week, but also give you plenty of game play in which you can coach.
I often use the whole-part-whole approach (Game, practice game as you see below, and then game) so your players will experience the GOTW in skill practices, then be able to use those skills in the games to finish practice and be ready for the weekend!

Of course, these are recommendations and you should feel free to use and change as much or as little as you like!

Fall 2017
Week 1 – 2 goal game
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Week 2 – 1v1 games
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Week 3 – 2v1 to 2v2 games
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Week 4 – 3 goal game
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Week 5 – 4 goal game
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Week 6 – 6 goal game
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Week 7 – 1v1 to 3v3/4v4 game
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Week 8 – Win Win
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Week 9 – Counter attack game
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Week 10 – What do the kids want to do!? Can you scrimmage another team?