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
- Continue mastering U10 and under skills
- 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 ...