Easy exercises help children develop balance. Footytots approach is focused on stimulating the development of social skills, personality, communication skills, counting basics, language and physical development. The primary goal is to settle children into the structure of the session, improve their confidence and attention, develop their basic motor skills and develop a good kicking technique.
Once children are walking, they can begin to develop their physical skills further in the areas of coordination, balance and agility. They also develop comprehension of activities and attention increases. Their football specific ability will improve from range of kicking to been able to dribble and stop a ball unaided.
Activities for this age group are centred around the ball control and coordination skills acquired during first and second group sessions. They still work with their parents or carers, but also cooperate with other children in small groups. This is where all the skills learnt to date are transferred into team play and basic football matches.
Activities for this age group are centred around developing and understanding awareness, team play, and what their bodies are capable of. Can dribble evasively with good close control. Has basic mastery of the ball with ability to take it/kick it in any direction with relative accuracy. Can perform a variety of different kicks. Understands how to kick the ball with different parts of the foot and the resulting movement of the ball. Understands the importance of individual positions within the team.