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Coaching Children – How do I deliver great experiences? Anyone engaging with young people or children in a Club or School environment should base their session around fun, inclusion and maximising the ‘time on task’. Great experiences engage the child in activities which are not only exciting but encourage lifelong learning and development. Our principles of the game help simplify this. Development themes have been created to provide the focus of any session. 10 Some examples of these themes for junior players are: • Moving the Ball to Go Forward • Carrying the Ball to Go Forward • Goal Scoring Coaches can use a range of fun and engaging games to bring these themes to life. The coach’s role is one of a facilitator who can flexibly modify the play and practice environment to meet the needs of their players. Make it fun and it will last.