Coaching Session Plans and Drills

Dear Coach,

This season over 50,000 children take part in football clubs all over the country, playing the game that they love. Until September, football pitches are filled with 4-12 year olds, taking part in fun and exciting football games!

These players are supported by the fantastic volunteer coaches and game leaders, who organise the activities, enthuse the players and make sure everyone involved has an enjoyable time.

In order to provide additional support for coaches and game leaders, McDonald’s and New Zealand Football have produced some coaching videos, with the first six being released now!

The videos provide a clear example of how to set up some of the fun games, such as “Avengers Assemble” and “Runaway Trucks”, and also how to help players within them. All games shown in the videos feature in the McDonald’s Junior Football “Coach’s Handbook”, which will have been provided to all club junior coaches in the 2017 Small Whites packs.

Follow the links below to view the first six games:

Fishy, Fishy, Fishy

Avengers Assemble

Runaway Trucks


Capture the Flag

Moving Goals

More videos will be released throughout the season, showing the rest of the games in the McDonald’s Junior Football “Coach’s Handbook”. To view the Handbook, please click HERE.

We hope you have a fantastic McDonald’s Junior Football season and would like to thank you all for supporting the World’s Number 1 Game.

Kind Regards,

Owain Prosser
Football Development Manager – Junior Football

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