SKILL ACQUISITION PHASE

COMPETITIVE PROGRAM OVERVIEW | ZONE 1 | U8-U11

 

The goals of this program are to develop young players in a fun, learning environment and to develop their game understanding in attack, defense and transition play. In this age phase, the focus continues to be on technical skills development and physical literacy. This program leads to our Achievement Phase at the U12 level so commitment to the program is important. If your child expresses a keen interest in soccer and has shown good skills or general athletic ability, then this program is worth considering.

 

Age Group

Boys and Girls

  • U8 (2012)
  • U9 (2011)
  • U10 (2010)
  • U11 (2009)

Tryouts Information

Tryout info. is on the tryout page of the website.

Playing Format

  • U9 & U10  - 7v7  (with GK)
  • U11 – 9v9 (with GK)

Coaching Qualifications

  • United States Soccer Federation (USSF) ‘Grassroots’
  • USSF ‘D’

Coaching Traits

  • Soccer experience
  • Ability to achieve goals
  • Soccer expertise
  • Leadership qualities
  • Philosophy
  • Communication skills

Program Structure

Full Time Player: 

  • 10-Month Season
  • 2-3 training sessions per week from mid-August - May
  • Approximately 18 games
  • 2-3 Local Tournaments
  • Players are expected to commit to an entire season of games and practices.
  • Players who do not train should not expect to play in games.

Annual Registration Fee

(Team Fees are Seperate)

7v7 (U8/U9 - U10)

Registration  $1,350

9v9 (U11-U12)

Regististration $1,370

League

US Club Soccer

  • FLORIDA CUP LEAGUE

Girls U8-U12 

  • FLORIDA UNITED SOCCER ALLIANCE
Tournaments
  • United Soccer Cup - Sept. 18-20, 2020

  • Gardens Classic  - Oct. 16-18, 2020

  • Weston Cup & Showcase - Feb. 12-15, 2021

  • Sharks Soccer Cup - March 26-28, 2021

Uniform

  • Home Jersey x1
  • Away Jersey x1
  • Training Jersey x1
  • Shorts x3
  • Socks x3
  • Backpack x1

Ordering on-line at www.soccer.com

Training Style

Warm-up

Play

Practice

Play

Station Model

Roster Size

  • 7v7   Min. 11 | Max. 13
  • 9v9   Min. 13 | Max 15

Substitutions

Unlimited (any stoppage)

Practice to play ratio

3:1 or 3:2

Max competition days per week

1-2 days per week

Number of competition days per week

1-2

Recommended Playing time

Fair in all positions

Maximum Game Duration

  • U9-U10 – 60 min
  • U11 – 60 min

Season Length

August - May

Team Travel Time

  • Typically within 60 minutes in the tr-county areas.
  • Broward County, Palm Beach County, Miami-Dade County

Recommended Practice Duration

75 minutes

Ball Size

Size 4

Technical

Dribbling, Running with the ball, Ball Control, Receiving,

Shielding (low for U9 and younger), Heading (n/a for U11 and younger), 1v1 Attacking and Defending, Passing, Turning, Crossing (low for U9), Finishing (low for U9).

Physical

Agility, Balance, Coordination, Stamina (medium for U9-U11), Strength (medium for U9-U11), Speed, Suppleness (medium for U9-U11), Acceleration, Reaction, Basic Motor Skills, Perception, Awareness.

Socio-Emotional

Listening, Communication, Sharing (low), Problem-solving, Decision-making, Empathy (low for U9 and younger), Patience (low for U9 and younger), Respect/discipline, Fair play/honesty (low for U9 and younger), Co-operation.

Psychological

Motivation, Self Confidence, Competitiveness, Concentration, Commitment, Self Control, Determination.

Tactical (only for U9-U11)

Individual and Team Tactic, Attacking Principles (ie: Playing out from the back, Mobility, Perception Forward Space etc…) and Defending Principles (ie: Angle of approach, Compactness, Delay etc…), Transition, Combination Play, Pressing, Retreat (low), Recovery (low).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Contact

Contact Info

Springs Soccer Club
11340 Heron Bay Blvd #2516
Coral Springs, FL 33076

Phone: (954) 282-5215

Email: info@springssoccerclub.com

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