slide1 n.
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Program Philosophy PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Program Philosophy

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 17

Program Philosophy - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

  • Uploaded on

U9 Youth Module Recreational License Presented By: Barrington Area Soccer Association in cooperation with IYSA. Program Philosophy. The Game in the Child Caution-Children at Play, Proceed with Care Educationally Grounded Developmentally Appropriate Activities Team Follows Player.

I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Program Philosophy' - lali

Download Now An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript

U9 Youth ModuleRecreational License Presented By:Barrington Area Soccer Association in cooperation with IYSA

program philosophy
Program Philosophy
  • The Game in the Child
  • Caution-Children at Play, Proceed with Care
  • Educationally Grounded
  • Developmentally Appropriate Activities
  • Team Follows Player

Quinn & Fleck, 1995


Player Development Model


in the







Culture & Context



Quinn & Fleck, 1995

the game in the child
The Game in the Child
  • The youth soccer player is defined as any child playing soccer from pre-school through adolescence. It takes the approach that the GAME WITHIN EACH CHILD, is at the center of all beliefs, decisions, and actions taken by the child, coach, and organization. It is the ultimate goal of youth soccer development within the United States to unlock the game within each child to reach full soccer potential.

Quinn & Fleck, 1995

Developmentally Appropriate
  • Clear, Concise, Correct Information - Brevity, Clarity, Relevance
  • Simple to Complex
  • Safe & Appropriate Training Area
  • Decision Making
  • Implications for the Game

Principles of Youth Coaching

Quinn & Fleck, 1995

no lines no laps no lectures
No LinesNo LapsNo Lectures

Quinn & Fleck, 1995

characteristics of u9 children

Characteristics of U9 Children

Physical Development

Mental Development

Social Development

physical development
Physical Development
  • Greater diversity in playing ability.
  • Physically mature individuals demonstrate stronger motor skills
  • More prone than adults to heat injury.
  • Affected by accelerated heat loss, increasing risk of hypothermia.
  • Boys and girls begin to develop separately.
  • Ability to stay physically active increased.
mental development
Mental Development
  • Lengthened attention span, ability to sequence thought and actions.
  • Pace factor becoming developed – they are starting to think ahead.
  • Intrinsically motivated to play.
  • Demonstrate increased rescreativity:
    • bring ball and water to practice
    • tuck in jersey & pull socks up
    • “carry own stuff”
  • Repetitive technique very important, but it MUST BE DYNAMIC NOT STATIC!
social development
Social Development
  • May initiate play on their own.
  • Continued positive reinforcement needed.
  • Explanations must still be brief, concise and purposeful.
  • Team identification important.
  • Peer pressure significant.
  • Adult outside of the family may take on added significance.
general characteristics of u9 children
General Characteristics of U9 Children
  • Lengthened attention span.
  • Team oriented.
  • Still in motion, but not as busy . . . Will hold still long enough for a short explanation.
  • Psychologically becoming more firm and confident.
  • Boys and girls beginning to develop separately.
  • Gross and small motor skills becoming much more refined.
  • Prefer team type balls and equipment.
  • PACE FACTOR BECOMING DEVELOPED - DO THINK AHEAD. Some are becoming serious about their play.
  • Enjoy the uniforms, team association.
  • Are now more inclined toward wanting to play rather than being told to play.
typical u9 training session
Typical U9 Training Session
  • Should not exceed 1 hour and 15 min.
  • Warm-up, partner and small group activities, stretching. (15 min.)
  • Introduce small group activities (3-5 players).
  • Add more directional games. Play to targets and/or zones. (25 min.)
  • Conclude with small-sided game 5v5 with GK’s. (25 min.)
  • Finish with cool down activity (10 minutes)
coaching methods
Coaching Methods
  • Coach = Facilitator
    • Makes the training player-centered
    • Asks guiding questions
    • Creates problem solving opportunities
    • Positively reinforces players
  • Simple to complex activities
    • Time
    • Space
    • Players
u9 tactical sign
U9 Tactical Sign

Awareness of Width & Direction

coaching activities checklist
Coaching Activities Checklist
  • Are the activities fun?
  • Are the activities organized?
  • Are the players involved in the activities?
  • Is creativity and decision making being used?
  • Are the spaces used appropriate?
  • Is the coach’s feedback appropriate?
  • Is the coach guiding or controlling the players in the activity?
  • Are there implications for the game?
u8 tactical sign
U8 Tactical Sign

Change of Direction