Fundamental Youth Soccer

Coaching Guidelines & Directions

Coach Karl believes what Coach Lucia is saying in this video. Get the kids out and let them have fun! As our youth continue to get older, they will begin to play for the thrill of the win, but at the younger ages, we should be coaching for fun! The more fun that our kids have, the more likely they are to want to continue to play as they get older, as opposed to having the coach that is screaming at them, and making the win the only goal!

Fundamental Soccer guidelines for the u-6 kids with Coach Karl at Fundamental Soccer

The U6 Player & Coach


In this age group it’s FUN being active. A rhythm evolves as the ball goes to and fro. When a child becomes tired and can no longer concentrate, they will sit down. They will start again when they are ready. Moments of effort are automatically followed by relaxation and rest.


Fundamental Soccer guidelines for the u-8 soccer kids with Coach Karl at Fundamental Soccer

The U8 Player & Coach


It should be remembered that all children are individuals and will develop at different stages, in different ways and at different rates.


Fundamental Soccer guidelines for the u-10 soccer kids with Coach Karl at Fundamental Soccer

The U10 Player & Coach


From 6 to 11 years, children are essentially self-oriented. They begin by relating and co-operating with one or two friends and teammates.


Fundamental Soccer guidelines for the U-12 soccer kids with Coach Karl at Fundamental Soccer

The U12 Player & UP


The youth coach becomes the parent figure besides the teacher. The school and club now run parallel. At this stage, the best coaches should be employed because the young players idealize their actions and performance.


No matter the age - some coaching is all about soccer

Coaching All Ages


For some issues and opportunities, age is meaningless. Here is where you’re going to find those items that we believe are important no matter the age.


Goalkeeping

Goalkeeping


How do you train youth soccer goalkeepers? Coach A: “When the team practices shooting on goal and during scrimmages – I guess he learns on his own”.


spanish soccer

Spanish Soccer


How do you train youth soccer goalkeepers? Coach A: “When the team practices shooting on goal and during scrimmages – I guess he learns on his own”.