U9 (2012) /10 (2011) Age Group

UpdatedThursday August 27, 2020 byJoanne Crosbie .

U9 (2012) /10 (2011) Age Group

Gender specific - 7 v 7on a mid-sized field.

  • Modified soccer – 7 v 7 with maximum 12 on a team
  • Game day – 2 x 25 minute halves
  • Practice at least once a week
  • FIFA substitution rules
  • Offsides will be called, but no penalty kicks
  • Encourage goalies to start "building out" by throwing or bowling the ball to teammates 
  • Encourage the goalie to support the players on the field, not just stand in goal

Age group goal – Have fun with competition, establish combinations

Objectives

  • Dribbling and lifting the ball
  • Pulling the “V”
  • Step over turns
  • Dribbling under pressure to the goal
  • Receiving and changing direction with the ball without stopping
  • Chipping the ball to pass
  • Receiving under pressure (3 looks)
  • Passing and pace of passes
  • Crosses and long passes
  • Shooting with power
  • Shooting under pressure
  • No heading allowed
  • Goalkeeping skills – diving, catching high balls, blocking, punching
  • Communicating

Tactics

  • Offensive combination play – wall passes, overlaps, drop passes (2 v. 1)
  • Width and depth – running without the ball