South Central Premier

Pre-Competitive - U13 & U14

Teams begin to play 11 vs. 11. Continue to reinforce all technical and tactical points from developmental stage.

Passing and receiving: Major areas

  1. Safety in passing. Eye contact with receiver
  2. Vision of field (receiver)
  3. Movement by receiver
  4. 1st touch, receiving and turning with ball

Technical emphasis

1) Receiving & preparing moving away from approaching pressure.

2) Speed dribbling (eyes up).

3) Passing and 2 touch play.

4) Heading.

5) Refining kicking technique (instep kicking, chipping, bending the ball, driving for power).

Tactical emphasis

1) Refine 1 vs. 1 & 2 vs. 2 defending.

2) Combination play in 2's & 3's.

3) Building up from the back.

4) Speed of play & possession games (In team shape).

5) Small group directional play (4 to 5 players).

6) Shape of team & roles of players.

7) Attacking play.

8) Transitional play