Newport GAA
Coaching Material Repository
- Pod 1 (Under 6, Under 7 and Under 8)
FMS Session Outline

The purpose of this outline is to help Pod 1 coaches structure a coaching session to be delivered in a confined space, if necessary, focussing on Fundamental Movement Skills.


1 - Organisation

Split kids into groups of 8 max, ideally, and allocate each group to a coach. Ensure the coach knows and can identify his group.

Set up drills or stations in advance​​​​​​​​​. Ensure all coaches receive session plan in advance.

When Warm Ups are finished, send each group to a different station and after the group has done the exercise or game, rotate them to the next station.

You may want the coach to stick with his/her group all the way around, or you may wish for the coaches to stay and the station, and pass their group along to the next station coach.

2 - Warm Up

In the FMS Sessions, you may wish to warm the children up as a whole, or in their ​​​​​​​​constituent groups. If you warm them up in groups, each coach will do a warm up with their group.

For the FMS Sessions, the Warm Up should involve a lot of movement, and running, but beware of walls in confined spaces.

The Warm Up should last approx 10 minutes, and ideas for Warm Ups can be found at the FMS Exercises page here​​​​. Choose a 'Game' if possible as part of the warm up, such as cups and saucers, freeze, etc.

3 - Stations

After the Warm Up, the children will move in their groups to a station. You can select a combination of games and exercises from this list​, but try to ensure a combination of Games and Exercises are chosen, and that the stations cover a good mix of the ABCs and Running and Jumping.​​​ Each Station should last approx 6-8 mins. Aim for 5 stations per session.


4 - Warm Down

Warm Down shou​​ld last for 5 minutes or so, and should involve gentle jogging or running between walls, jumping etc. 

Your session plan need not be very detailed, as long as it gives your coache​​s the information they require to know what exercises or games they will be running, and how the session will be structured.

A simple session outline is displayed below.

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Where do I get the Drills for this Session?

This page simply outlines how you may want to structure a Pod 1 FMS Session. The actual Drills can be found at Pod 1 Fundamental here.