kissimmee Orlando Soccer Academy

U14 Soccer Team

SOCCER COACHING PROGRAM FOR U14 SOCCER PLAYERS

At this age, soccer players are playing on the 11 vs 11 field. Much harder training and their performance has to be top notch. The players will need to continue working on the following aspects:

FUNDAMENTAL BALL SKILLS

The fundamentals are broken down in two sections. These way, the soccer player will have a more organize training schedule and will develop the skills accordingly:

Player Development: (Psychology – Fitness – Player – Tactics)

Technique: The U14 program — chipping to pass; bending passes; crossing to the far post & top of the penalty area; half volley & volley shooting; slide tackles; heading to pass; diving headers; flick headers; receiving with outside of the instep; outside of foot shot; receiving bouncing & air balls with the head; dummy the ball; shoulder charge; introduce chipping to shoot. For goalkeepers far post play; medium & high diving; deflecting over the crossbar & around the posts; boxing & catching crosses; half-volley (drop kick); kick saves; long over arm throws; saving penalty kicks

Before a player can learn soccer skills the child must first learn how to control the body’s movement, so the foundation to ball skills is physical education. Motor skills (physical movement/bodymechanics) are refined from early, gross actions to highly coordinated and complex movements. This developmental trend of simple to complex and gross to fine is the basis of all motor development.

Motor movement is the collective action of the muscles and tendons to move the ligaments and bones.

Gross motor skills refer to movements of the entire body or major segments of the body. Fine motor skills refer to movements requiring precision and dexterity, such as manipulative tasks done with the feet or hands. Basic motor patterns of the body are established in the gross motor phase and motor skills emerge in the fine motor phase.