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COACHING RESOURCES

U10 COACHING RESOURCES

U10 PRACTICE SESSIONS:

In order to make practices run smoothly and be fun, it is important for us to have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional and physical developmental stage of the players we are coaching. Here are some typical characteristics of the Under 8 player.

CHARACTERISTICS:

  • Attention span lengthens and they start to show the ability to sequence thoughts and actions.

  • They start to think ahead and think “If this, then that”.

  • More inclined towards wanting to play soccer rather than being told to play.

  • Demonstrate increased self-responsibility.

  • They start to recognize fundamental tactical concepts.

  • Begin to become aware of peer pressure.

  • Players affiliate with their team or their coach.

  • There is a wide continuum of maturity evident on most teams.

  • This is still a crucial age for technical skill development.

UNDERSTANDING AND COACHING THE 2-3-1

The 2-3-1 formation (2 Defenders, 3 Midfielders, and 1 Striker) lays the groundwork for successful player and team understanding and development.  It will give your players the techniques to excel now while also establishing the essential foundational principles and critical positional awareness and understanding to build upon as they move on to the 9v9 and 11v11 game.

MASTERING THE 2-3-1

Dive in and master the 2-3-1 formation

GRASS-ROOTS EDUCATION: PLAY-PRACTICE-PLAY

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TRAINING VIDEOS

THE FOOTBALL SKILLS COACH:  Taught by Joe Flurry - UEFA qualified professional football coach. Step by step video tutorials for 1v1 Moves, Turns, and Ball Mastery techniques taught by elite football clubs.

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How to do Toe Taps on Top of Ball - Football Soccer Quick Feet Tutorial.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e0TwCa-jXU

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How to do the Maradona & Cruyff Turn - Football Soccer Move Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVEeum8wA6U

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TURNS - STOP & HOOK

How to do the Step Over & Step Over Scissors Move - Football Soccer 1v1 Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=biZKX2zE0dQ

Learn the Stop Turn & Hook Turn - Football Soccer Move Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djVEfpvQU5A

US YOUTH SOCCER - "THE NOVICE COACH"

US YOUTH SOCCER - "THE NOVICE COACH - U6 - U8"  US Youth Soccer's Coaching Education staff shows you how to get started teaching soccer to young players.

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