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Foundation 1 (F1) - The Beginning - 5-10 yr olds
Formerly Micro Soccer

Foundation 1 is the most critical stage of all.  The F1 setting is where players will discover a love for the game.  From a psychosocial aspect, this initial reception of the game will last a lifetime.  It is key that players discover the game in their own unique way.  Trainers will guide this discovery with an energetic, encouraging and positive approach.  Players will be challenged with questions, asked to perform demonstrations, and add their own sense of creativity within the environment.  A feeling of self worth is achieved when players believe they are actively participating in this guided discovery.

As players grow with the program, foundational techniques will be introduced.  Positive technical foundation will guide a player throughout his/her entire career.  All players will understand the execution and vocabulary of our skill set moves.  Additionally, players will learn how to appropriately receive a first touch across the body with the inside of his/her foot. 

Training Location:  Spencer Rockman Soccer Complex, 1 Clif Prescod Lane, Edison, NJ 08818 

Training Length:  45 minutes

Game Length: up to 45 minutes

Trainings per Week:  1 - Saturdays

 

Age Breakdown

U5/U6 year olds:  Basic skills, fun games involving basic agility, engaging players to discover soccer on their own terms.  Trainings will be fun, guide discovery, and engage players in basic coordination and movement.  At these ages, players vary in size and physical ability.  Each player will be guided accordingly to his/her physical stage of development.

  • Skill Set Focus:
    1. Using the inside and outside of the foot to dribble
    2. Using the sole of the foot 
    3. Using the lace  
    4. Stopping the ball with the sole/inside of foot 
    5. Pull back with sole 
    6. Forward push with lace
  • Game Time:
    1. 3v3 or 4v4 small sided games
    2. No Goalkeepers
    3. Playing area 20x30
    4. Game Length - 4 - 8 minute games with 3 minute breaks
    5. Rotate teams every 8 minutes

U7/U8 year olds: Players are physically/mentally capable to take on more skill sets.  Players will now use foundational agility and ball skills to guide discovery to the next level.  Players will be expected to know the below mentioned skills sets which will be practiced in great repetition.  Players will be instructed to practice skills sets daily at home for a minimum of 15 minutes. 

  • Training Breakdown: 
    1. 15 minutes – Open Dribbling, agility based tag games, exploring all surfaces of the feet
    2. 15 minutes – Introduction to Basic Ball Skills – Introduction to First Touch
    3. 15 minutes – 1v1 Competitions:  Coerver based agility and change of direction games
  • Skill Set Focus
    1. Boxes  
    2. Toe Taps  
    3. Swipes 
    4. Outside Swipes  
    5. Rips  
    6. Scissors  
    7. Step Overs  
    8. L Turns  
    9. Push Pull  
    10. Outside/Inside Bells  
    11. Inside Twist  
    12. Outside Twist  
    13. U Turn  
    14. Inside/Outside Cuts
  • Additional Technical Components  
    1. Receiving with far foot  
    2. Turning chest into new space 
    3. Shielding the ball  
    4. Basic Turning with the ball
  • Game Time:
    1. 3v3 or 4v4 small sided games
    2. No Goalkeepers
    3. Playing area 20x30
    4. Game Length - 4 - 8 minute games with 3 minute breaks
    5. Rotate teams every 8 minutes

U9/U10 year olds:  Players now have a foundational skill set that will guide them for their entire developmental ladder.  These skills sets will be further challenged and advanced.  Confidence on the ball is greater.  First touch is consistently taken with inside of the back foot.

  • Training Breakdown: 
    1. 15 minutes – Open Dribbling, agility based tag games, exploring all surfaces of the feet
    2. 15 minutes –Advancement of Technical Ball Skills – Incorporating the First Touch
    3. 15 minutes – 1v1 Competitions:  Coerver based agility and change of direction games
  • Skill Set Focus
    1. Boxes
    2. Toe Taps
    3. Swipes
    4. Outside Swipes
    5. Rips
    6. Scissors
    7. Step Overs  
    8. L Turns  
    9. Push Pull  
    10. Outside/Inside Bells  
    11. Ronaldo Chops  
    12. Zidane  
    13. Maradona 
    14. Inside Twist  
    15. Outside Twist 
    16. Stop and Go Moves 
    17. U Turn  
    18. Inside/Outside Cuts
  • Additional Technical Components: 
    1. Receiving with far foot  
    2. Turning chest into new space 
    3. Shielding the ball 
    4. Turning in 2 touches 
    5. Enhanced vision  
    6. Change of direction with all surfaces of the feet
  • Tactical Components: 
    1. Spatial Awareness
    2. Basic Shape: Understanding the Triangle  
    3. Understanding the diamond
  • Game Time:
    1. 7v7 small sided games
    2. Goalkeepers
    3. Playing area 30x47
    4. 14 yd playout line - No goalie punting
    5. Game Length - 2 -  25minute halves with 5 minute break

 

Way to Go Micro!

Congratulations on a great Spring Season!

We look forward to seeing everyone back in the Fall for more Soccer Fun!  Enjoy your summer and don’t forget about our Summer Camps in July & August.

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