kissimmee Orlando Soccer Academy

U12 Soccer Team

SOCCER COACHING PROGRAM FOR U12 SOCCER PLAYERS

The kids have graduated to U12 soccer so they are either playing on an 8v8 field or an 11 vs 11 field. The kids will need to continue to work on the following aspects of soccer.

Restarts: Fouls, Sportsmen ship, Technique and Tactical understanding of systems and playing with more numbers on the field.

The kids will be working on a bigger field with larger numbers on the field with more ground to cover so all the work done on the smaller fields will help them tactically.

Soccer skills

When moving from the smaller game to the bigger field is to make the transition as easy as possible for the players from a skills, tactics and fitness stand point. From a skills stand point the bigger field presents some more challenges. We have been priming the kids and teaching them all kinds of soccer skills. The U12 soccer player will need the following:

  • The kids should have a pretty good foundation if they have been working on all their soccer skills. Especially, if they have been playing since U6.
  • Passing: They should be able to hit a good pass and play some combinations like a give and go.
  • Air balls: The players should be able to use the different surfaces to control the soccer ball like the instep – thigh or chest.
  • Shooting technique: The players should have a good understanding of how to strike the soccer ball with the instep.