South Central Premier

Early Development - U9 & U10

All emphasis is on development and fun. Winning does not matter at this stage. It is all about enjoyment, fun and skill.

Technical emphasis

1) Comfort & confidence with the ball.

2) Dribbling a. Control w/ different parts of the feet.

  1. Eyes Up-vision of the field.
  2. Shielding & Moves to Escape Pressure
  3. Changes of Direction.
  4. Change of Speed.
  5. Individual Dribbling Moves.
  6. Faking and deception.
  7. Penetrating via dribbling after 1 v: 1 moves
  8. Fast foot work exercises

3) Receiving (Controlling) & Dribbling Away or Passing.

4) Passing while dribbling (hitting a moving ball)

5) Shooting while dribbling (striking a moving ball)

Tactical emphasis

1) 1 vs. 1 Offense & Defense,

2) Basic Team Shapes

  1. 7 vs. 7 Group Shapes 3-1-3, 3-2-2 or 2-2-3)

3) Opening up, awareness of open space & movement.