St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

U9-U12 Program

U9-U12 Program (Basic Stage)

At this stage, the structure (but not the content) of the training sessions will be similar to that of the older players. The main component of the training sessions will be technical. It is sensible at this age to develop technique and basic tactical understanding. Children’s capacity to solve problems increases significantly. Therefore players will begin working on basic and dynamic tactical scenarios. At this stage, players are pre-pubescent and have important physical limitations in terms of strength and endurance.