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U12

Fall 2015 Session Plans


Dribbling Sessions Passing Sessions  Shooting Sessions
Individual Attack (PDF) Passing and Combining (PDF) Striking the Ball at Goal (PDF)
Dribbling to Penetrate (PDF) Passing Aerial Serves (PDF) Defending Sessions
Dribbling to Set up a Pass (PDF) Serving from Wide Areas (PDF) Individual Defending (PDF)

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In order to make practices run smoothly and be fun, it is important for us to have a basic understanding of the intellectual, emotional and physical developmental stage of the players we are coaching. Here are some typical characteristics of the Under 12 player:

  • All children are maturing at different rates and are sensitive to that fact.
  • Need to warm-up and stretch as muscle pulls and other nagging injuries tend to become more common.
  • Typically understand elemental abstract concepts and hypothetical situations.
  • They like to solve problems.
  • Peer evaluation is a constant.
  • Egos are sensitive.
  • Coordination may depend on whether or not they are in a growth spurt.
  • Technique still needs to be reinforced constantly.
  • Playing too much can lead to overuse injuries.
  • Playing too much and not feeling like they have a choice in the matter can lead to burnout and drop-out.
  • This is the dawn of tactics!
  • Keep asking the players to be creative and to take risks. 
  • Ask for feedback from them. They will tell you how things are going.
  • Try to hand over leadership and ownership of the team to them. They will enjoy leading and it will add to the learning environment.

 

Please use the Document search below to download U12 plans from previous years.

Document Description Post Date
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 9 .PDF Document US Soccer Technical Testing Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 8 .PDF Document Passing and Receiving III Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 7 .PDF Document Passing and Receiving II Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 6 .PDF Document Passing and Receiving I Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 5 .PDF Document Conditioned Games 3v3, 4v4, 5v5 Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 4 .PDF Document Dribbling to Avoid Pressure II Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 3 .PDF Document Dribbling to Avoid Pressure Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 2 .PDF Document 1v1's and 2v2's II Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - U12/14 - Week 1 .PDF Document 1v1's and 2v2's Dec 28, 2015
Winter 2016 - GK - Week 10 - Indoor .PDF Document Dec 28, 2015
Results: 40 Record(s) Found.
 
 
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