If you are in groups1 & 2, this is the video for you!

Turns & Shielding


FUTSAL WARM UP (15-20 mins)
The first part of the session is 15 to 20 minutes of ball manipulation practice where you will practice three skills to ‘beat a player’ from our Futsal sessions… spend around 5 mins on each skill, then you can tie them all together!
The three skills demonstrated by our ‘mystery coach’ are:
-Change of Direction – Inside to Outside foot
-Drop the Shoulder
-The Sole Role


TAG GAME (10 mins)

Ellen’s Reaction Challenge:
Get 4 things that a predominately one colour eg Red, Yellow, Green and Blue. Put one 5 steps in front of you and return to the middle. Put another 5 steps behind you and return to middle. Then put one to the right and return to the middle and last one to the left. You now have your exercise area set up.

1st EXERCISE (30 seconds)

Always be jogging on the spot! Someone shouts out one of the colours that you set out, whilst always facing forwards you move towards that colour and return to the middle. TURN can also be a command when this is shouted you must turn 180 degrees and continue to follow the instructions whilst facing in the new direction.

2nd EXERCISE (1 minute)

Do the same as above but this time you can shout out any exercises ideas in between shouting the colours.

EG 4 Ice Skaters, 2 Burpees etc…


3rd EXERCISE (1 minute 30 seconds)

Same as the previous 2 but this time you can also add in directional commands like Left, Right, Forwards and Backwards. Make sure you are also shouting TURN as this will change the direction and make them think more!

What other variation can you think of? Maybe add North, East, South, West? The more they have to think of the better! Send us your variations.



Grab any four objects and make two gates facing each other around 6-10 paces from each other (space providing).

Here you can see that JD dribbles the ball from one gate to the other and performs a turn each time he gets to the gate.

Practice the following turns for 5 mins each:
– Inside and Outside Cut
– The Drag Back
– The Sole Roll

Coaching points:
⚽ Practice the turns with both feet!
⚽ Keep the ball close to you as you dribble to the gates.
⚽ Accelerate out of each turn.



Use the gates you set up before, if you can make a bit more space between them great, if not don’t worry!

Start in the middle between the two gates. Get a server to pass you the ball, as you control it that server becomes a defender and tries to tackle you. The defender has to stop you scoring in either gate. Use the middle space to turn away from the defender. Can you shield the ball as you do that?

Coaching points:
⚽ Once you’ve turned away from the defender can you accelerate away to try and score?
⚽ Can you use one of the turns you practiced against the defender?

Well done guys! We really hope you enjoyed your home practice!

Can you create a 30 second clip of something you’ve practiced and either email it to or even better, get your parents to upload it on their social media with the hashtags #TPFSHomePractice#DontTurnInToFrank and make sure they ‘tag’ us! Also let us know if you can guess our “Mystery Coach” teaching you your futsal skills this week!  You can find our social media info at

Looking forward to seeing your videos!!!