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Coaching Goals For Norwell Youth Soccer

 

Coaching goals for the U-8 year old player
 
  • Have the player exude joy and happiness when playing the game
  • Have the player gravitate toward the ball and wish to chase it about
  • Have the player use both feet when dribbling with the ball
  • Have the player begin to show some proficiency in dribbling
  • Have the player begin to show some proficiency in passing
 
 
Coaching goals for the U-10 player
 
  • Have the player exhibit some proficiency in dribbling the ball out of trouble
  • Have the player protect the ball when in possession
  • Have the player pass with a proficient level of accuracy
  • Have the player receive the ball with a soft first touch
  • Have the player show some proficiency receiving the ball with all body parts
  • Have the player understand the concept of shape and in particular the diamond shape.
  • Have the player begin to show an understanding of the various “thirds” of the field (defensive, mid, and attacking)
  • Have the player begin to show some proficiency with basic attacking
  • Have the player begin to show some proficiency with basic defending
  • Have the player begin to show the ability to “problem solve” on the field
 
Coaching goals for the U-12 player
 
  • Have the player fully understand spatial relationship, space, and shape
  • Have the player show a sound ability to “problem solve” on the field
  • Have the player begin to show effective communication skills while playing the game
  • Have the player show a competitive sense
  • Have the player show sound proficiency in all technical areas
o   Passing
o   Receiving
o   Shooting
o   Crossing / Chipping                                                                       
o   Heading
o   Trapping
o   Dribbling
  • Have the player show some proficiency in playing one and two touch soccer
  • Have the player have a particular skill that separates him / her from the others i.e. a goal scorer, creative midfielder, goalkeeper, or strong crosser from the outside.
  • Have the player move in support of the ball. Does the player “check” to the ball
  • Have the player understand the concept of first, second, and third attacker
  • Have the player understand the concept of first defender, support, and balance
  • Have the player understand the aspects of “shape”
 
Coaching goals for the U-14 player
 
  • Have the player exhibit respect and commitment to his / her team and coach
  • Have the player execute all technical aspects of the game with speed
  • Have the player execute all technical aspects of the game under pressure
  • Have the player have a sound knowledge of their function on the team
  • Have the player have a sound understanding of the 3-4-3 developmental system of play
  • Have the player exhibit sound movement in maintaining both offensive and defensive shape
 
Warm up Program for Kindergarten - Grade 4

Norwell Youth Soccer Warm Up Program

Created by: Competitive Edge Physical Therapy

  Kindergarten 1st - 2nd Grade 3rd - 4th Grade
Forward – forward run: suicide style between cones but no touch
Forward – backward run: same as above but running backwards on return
“S” run: run on a curved line
Lateral shuffle: between cones, do not cross feet    
Skipping: up-down-step, reach to sky with opposite hand    
Carioca: sideways running, cross trailing leg in front and in back alternately  
Plant-and-cut: sprint forward, plant and cut on 45° angle, alternating right and left every few strides  
Figure 8 (forward and backward): between cones, always face forward    
Combo drills: i.e. sprint to backpedal or box patterns with sprint, shuffle, and backpedal    

Warm Up Program for U12 and Above

New FIFA  Program

The 11+” is a complete warm-up package for football players. The programme was developed by an international group of experts. It is designed to warm up players correctly and help prevent injury.

Norwell Youth Soccer is adopting this program as its standard practice and all coaches should use this program.

Please click on the following link to their site which contains Video demonstations of the warm ups, quick reference cards for each exercise.

 

www.fifa.com/aboutfifa/footballdevelopment/medical/playershealth/the11/index.html

Mass Youth Soccer - Aged Base Curriculum U6 to U12

Please click on the following link to view the age based curriculum U6 to U1

 

www.mayouthsoccer.org/coaching/course_manuals.aspx

Practice Tips

The following websites offer tips for coaches looking for ideas for practices:

1. Jeff Pill’s Drills

2. Good Variety of Drills

 

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