U11-U12 (Basic Stage) - “Golden Age of Learning (to play)”
Pool and Team Training as well as League/Tournament play; transition from 7v7 to 9v9 (U12 players may explore 11v11 if appropriate). Teams will typically play in GCSL, Buckeye, or TPL.
Develop speed, coordination, balance, and agility.
Develop the mindset to value Training and the appreciation of acquiring soccer-specific technique and skill. Begin Leadership training at U11/12.
Develop basic 1v1 and 2v1 Attacking and Defending principles; zonal defending, possession, transition, combination play and finishing.