At this level the objective is to get moving and keep active.
Provide the environment for learning fundamental movement skills while growing fascination and passion for play
Technical focus on the player and the ball - dribbling, kicking and shooting.
At this level individual player development is key.
We want to create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is "Freedom and Fun"
Develop the ABC's of movement - agility, balance and co-ordination
Technical focus on ball control. Introducing games and exercises to promote co-operation between players.
This is the golden age of learning. Optimal window for training speed, flexibility, and skills as well as basic principles of play.
Players learn best by doing. Repetition is essential to develop technical excellence, but a fun and challenging environment is still essential for stimulating learning.
Introduction of tactical skills in environment awareness, and game decision making.
Establish training ethic and discipline.
All about encouraging players to continue in life-long soccer.
Continuing to develop endurance, strength, and flexibility.
Focus on having fun, stress relieve and fitness discipline as aspects of lifelong wellness.
Laws of the Game (Full Size Soccer Rules)
LTPD - Athletes with a Disability
The Ability Toolkit - for coaching children with disabilities
Grassroots Parent Guide to Soccer
Canada Soccer GrassRoots Standards - website with great infographics breaking down the rules of the game at each level.