Under-12 Skill Priorities

  • Continue mastering U10 and under skills.
  • Speed Dribbling in Traffic
  • Ability to chip the ball
  • Accurately play long passes with laces
  • Apply proper techniques for offensive & defensive heading
  • Power/Accuracy Shooting
  • Utilize proper Offensive and Defensive heading technique

Tactical Priorities:

  • Continue mastering U10 and under skills
  • Communication
  • Basic Support Positions
  • Receiving the Ball Away from Pressure
  • How and when to switch the point of attack
  • Pressure vs. Containing
  • Proper 2 vs. 2 roles
  • Introduction to all roles in 3 vs. 3
  • Keep asking the players to be creative and to take risks – we never want them to stop doing these things
  • 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
  • Keep it fun!!!

U-12 Juggling Benchmarks

This will take commitment to practice outside of training…

All players should be able to juggle 10 touches with no more than 2 simultaneous touches with the same body part

Most should be able to juggle 20+ touches …

Some will be able to juggle 30+ touches …