HOWARD FIRE FC 10U CURRICULUM
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE 10U AGE GROUP
As we move up the age ladder from the U8 level to the U10 level there are many differences we must attend to in order to provide an optimal experience for young players of this age. However, there are also many similarities. Just as in parenting, it is important to be consistent in coaching and we must make sure that we follow a progressive trend of development for young players. To this ends, we need to continue to focus on technique during our practices, as we did at the younger ages. Creating environments in which players get maximum repetitions of technical skills is key. Players at this age should still work on ball mastery and demonstrate growing familiarity and comfortability with a ball at their feet.
Below are a series of lesson plans designed for the 10U age group, as provided from WYSA's Craig Carlson from his Y1 Course.
ROLE OF THE 10U COACH
The role of the coach in the 10U age group is to be a patient and motivating teacher. At this level, in addition to understanding technique, coaches should be able to provide environments conducive to problem solving (decision-making) by the players utilizing guided discovery methods.
10U SEASON OBJECTIVES & GOALS
10U CURRICULUM TRAINING TOPIC CHART
TECHNICAL SKILLS ARE STILL THE MAIN OBJECTIVE AT THE 10U AGE GROUP
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