U4 SUPER HERO
PROGRAM

Philosophy on soccer for the 3-4 program

Short-term objectives:  Learn soccer skills and tactics and have fun.

Long-term objectives: Learn all aspects of soccer in order to play on a team in future years. Soccer is a spot that requires teamwork along with individual ball control. Players have a set of skills that will need to be developed individually and then incorporated into game play. Coaching for this age group should focus on fundamental skills (ball skills) and decision making (tactics). Good fundamentals are maximized by using as many activities as possible with each player working with a ball. Good decision-making is maximized by using as many activities as possible employing small groups. Scrimmaging puts the whole game together and is fun. Players learn the most by playing. No player is expected to play the entire duration of the practice session which will last up to 45 minutes. All attempts will be made to get the player to be involved in equal playing time there are circumstances that can affect this goal:

– Age

– Emotional state

– Exhaustion/Physical well-being

 Soccer, therefore, needs to be kept in perspective in the overall development of youth. They should play soccer because they want to, not because they feel forced.Good communication between parents and their child, and among the parents, player, and the coach, will help to foster a desire for the child to play and remain engaged. It is important to remember that the player is beginning their soccer experience and will develop as new skills are presented. 

 
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SKILL OVERVIEW

Players participate in 45 minute sessions covering these skills and more

BASIC SKILL BUILDING

Starting from the beginning

DRIBBLING

Learn the basic dribbling skills and drills

BALL CONTROL

Learn how to move the ball around the field

SHOOTING SKILLS

Learn how to aim and score in the goal

AGILITY

Learn the field and how to move around the space

PASSING

Learn to pass and receive the ball