Discover coaching goals for different age groups
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...
Norwell Youth Soccer Warm Up Program
Created by: Competitive Edge Physical Therapy
Every player needs to warm up before physical exercise. Please see age appropriate ways to do this.
|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||•|
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.
Please click on the following link to view the age based curriculum U6 to U12