U9-U10 (Basic Stage) - “Golden Age of Learning (to play)”
Pool and Team Training as well as League/Tournament play; transition from 5v5 to 7v7 (U10 players may explore 9v9 if appropriate). U9 and U10 teams typically play in the GCSL league.
Develop speed, coordination, balance, and agility.
Develop the mindset to value Training and the appreciation of acquiring soccer-specific technique and skill.
Develop basic 1v1 and 2v1 Attacking and Defending principles; zonal defending, possession, transition, combination play and finishing.