HOWARD FIRE FC U10 CURRICULUM
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE U10 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.
ROLE OF THE U10 COACH
The role of the coach in the U10 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.
U10 SEASON OBJECTIVES & GOALS
U10 CURRICULUM TRAINING TOPIC CHART
TECHNICAL SKILLS ARE STILL THE MAIN OBJECTIVE AT THE U10 AGE GROUP
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