What Is Tiny Tots ?
The Tiny Tots program has been created to develop the football skills of 3 to 6 year olds. The program will enhance the opportunities for young children to receive quality, consistent coaching. The Tiny Tots program promotes football-based exercise and activity for younger children who are not able to be registered to play.
The Tiny Tots program introduces the very basics of the game through different drills, practices and games.
The ball itself is the Coach’s main tool and is utilised as much as possible. We encourage kids to be physically active, have fun and developing a love for our game! The New Farm United Tiny Tots Program develops running, stopping, ball control, jumping, turning, balance, agility, movement and general co-ordination.
New Farm United Tiny Tots Program is run under the supervision of professionally qualified Technical Director, Rinichi Mikami.
What Do We Teach?
1. Coordination: The very essence of movement should be an integral part of each session. Basic skills such as running, jumping, turning and twisting are to be introduced.
2. Motor Skills Development: With or without a ball, the children are to be challenged in simple gross-motor skill movement.
3. Hand-Eye and Foot-Eye Coordination: This is integral for all sports and ought to be developed whether or not football is ultimately their chosen sport.
4. Introduction to Stretching, Exercise and their Health Benefits: Full body stretches are not advocated, but rather an introduction to such activities to educate the children on the benefits of healthy lifestyle choices.
5. Basic Football Skills: The skills are introduced in a fun and relaxed manner. By introducing the information in a subtle way, the children are learning the basic fundamentals under the guise of having fun.
6. Balance: This element is important not just for football, but for life in general. One-legged stand has never been so much fun with and without the ball.
7. Games and the Focus of Fun – not Winning: After several weeks of sessions and practice the concept of a game becomes instinctive in the participant’s football development. Simple throw-ins and goal-kicks skills are taught, but they are basically allowed to have fun and permitted to learn through play. Participation and having fun is the key element we are seeking to promote.
8. Sportsmanship: We seek to instil in participants a need to show courtesy to others as they would like to be shown. The program aims to develop good athletes who accept winning and losing in the same spirit and manner. Encouragement of a positive outlook, to always look forward to the next game, is something we hope to instil.
9. Respect for Others and their Space: An underlying theme will “Be respectful of all players and officials”. Enjoyment from participating in the game, regardless of the result, is to be fostered.
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