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Re: U10 - U12 Academy Focus

April 23 2012 at 11:34 AM
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Response to U10 - U12 Academy Focus

 

Individual skills should still be paramount. Tons of positive reinforcement when the players are brave enough to take opponents on 1v1 even when it doesn't work. Freedom to make mistakes without coach showing any lose of confidence is crucial for young players.

As you get to U11 and U12, combining through small group play becomes a dual focus. But individual skills are still the thing. Plenty of time to teach the big game later, but if you miss the window to introduce technical skills, you don't make up the gap at the older age groups.

 
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  1. That is what I thought - Just curious on Apr 23, 2012, 11:43 AM
    1. Your son is on Mike Gaileys team at Con North - Anonymous on Apr 23, 2012, 12:57 PM
      1. not w/ Confire - Just curious on Apr 23, 2012, 2:10 PM
      2. give it up MN - Anonymous on Apr 23, 2012, 6:38 PM
    2. Re: That is what I thought - Anonymous on Apr 25, 2012, 10:31 AM
     
  2. so telling good strong dribblers to never dribble, would be bad, right? - Anonymous on Apr 23, 2012, 11:46 AM
    1. Re: so telling good strong dribblers to never dribble, would be bad, right? - Anonymous on Apr 23, 2012, 1:16 PM
      1. You kid can learn to dribble at practice or in the back yard - Anonymous on Apr 23, 2012, 1:49 PM
        1. OK MORON. Tell that to all the South Americans and Eurpeans - Anonymous on Apr 24, 2012, 12:47 PM
    2. Re: so telling good strong dribblers to never dribble, would be bad, right? - Anonymous on Apr 24, 2012, 10:27 AM
     
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