Saturday, October 25, 2014



House League

U4 - U5 Parents and Tots Fury

U6 - U8 Mini Fury

U10 - U18 Fury Community T3-T4

  

It is called "grassroots", and it is the foundation of the FMYSA. It means soccer for everyone. The focus on grassroots programming within Wood Buffalo District  includes all ages of the game. The theme being soccer for all - U4 - U18 FURY caliber.

U4 and U5 Parents and Tot's Fury "First Kicks" (LTPD)

A combination of a coach facilitating the session; while the parents work with their child. 


  STAGE 1: Active Start

U4-U5 Female and Male

“FIRST KICKS”

Soccer contributes to the well-being of children by engaging them in the sport while teaching them basic movements. At this introductory level, the objective is to get moving and to keep active.

Where: Home, daycare, schools, clubs, community, parks and recreation centres. 

Why: Provide early opportunities for children to learn basic soccer elements. 

Who: Technical leaders, parent coaches, parents, educators, caregivers. 

Coaching: Training in Physical Literacy (CSA Program). 

 

  • Physical Provide the environment for learning proper fundamental movement skills such as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching.

  • Technical The player and the ball: Running with the ball, dribbling, controlling, kicking and shooting.

  • Tactical None.

  • Mental Fun, fascination, and passion for play.

    Game Structure:

    No competitive games – adult and child play together informally.

    Recommended training times:

    30 to 45 minutes.

    Season Length:

    4 to 16 weeks Winter/Spring/Summer, indoor and/or outdoor.

    Recommendations:

  • Player success is encouraged. While the adult should challenge
    the child player, they should allow the child to “score” goals and “beat” the adult opponent.

  • Adult discontinues play when the child has lost interest.

    U6 and U8 Mini Fury (LTPD) and the Start of coach Diaz ten year plan.

    A Festival run format, with 6 qualified coaches and a Master coach overseeing the festival. 


    STAGE 2: FUNdamentals 

    U6-U8 Female and U6-U9 Male

    “FUN WITH THE BALL” 

At this stage, individual player development is paramount. Coaches and teachers should create a stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is “Freedom and Fun.” 

Where: Home, schools, clubs.


Why: Provide opportunities for children to learn basic soccer elements.


Who: Physical education teacher, parent coach, team coach, club head coach.

Coaching: Training in Physical Literacy (CSA Program).

 

  • Physical Develop the ABCs of movement: agility, balance, co-ordination and speed, as well as running, jumping, twisting, kicking, throwing and catching.

  • Technical Movement exercises/games designed to promote a feel for the ball: gaining ball control in receiving passes, dribbling, passing less than 25m, kicking the ball forward, and shooting on goal.

  • Tactical Small children are egocentric – playing the ball is the most important objective. However, they now need to be introduced to co-operation between players. They gain understanding of the game through playing situations.

  • Mental Basic awareness of environment to build game intelligence and decision making.

    Game Structure: Ranges from 3v3 to 5v5.

    FIELD SIZES

    Game Format

    Squad Size

    Game duration 

    Ball Size

    Min/Max width

    Min/Max length

    GOAL SIZES no larger than

    3v3*

    Max 6

    2 x 15 min.

    3/4

    18 to 22m

    25 to 30m

    5f/1.52m X 8f/2.44m

    4v4*

    Max 8

    2 x 15 min.

    3/4

    20 to 25m

    30 to 36m

    5f/1.52m X 8f/2.44m

    5v5*

    Max 10

    2 x 15 min.

    3/4

    25 to 30m

    30 to 36m

    5f/1.52m X 8f/2.44m

    *With or without goalkeeper - when no goalkeeper, reduce the goal size.

    Recommended training times: 30 to 45 minutes.

    Season Length: 12 to 20 weeks, indoor and/or outdoor.

    Recommendations:

  • No league standings – jamboree format – emphasis is on FUN.

  • Players and game formats are organized to support the basic playing

    experiences.

  • All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goal

    keeping.

    Equal time should be allotted to practice and games. 

 


 

STAGE 3: Learning to Train

U8-U11 Female / U9-U12 Male

“THE GOLDEN AGE OF LEARNING” 

The effect of the role-model is very important at this stage. Children begin to identify with famous players and successful teams, and they want to learn imaginative skills. Skill demonstration is very important, and the players learn best by “doing.” Players move from self-centered to self-critical, and they have a high stimulation level during basic skills training.

This is also an important time to teach basic principles of play and to establish a training ethic and discipline. Repetitions are important to develop technical excellence, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still essential for stimulating learning. 

 

Where: Clubs, district/regional development centers, schools.

Why: Player development and talent identification.

Who: Coaches, technical leaders, physical education teachers.

Coaching: Training in Physical Literacy (CSA Program). 

 

Physical This is an optimal window for trainability of speed, flexibility and skills.

Technical Building a greater repertoire of soccer related movements; technical skills are developed in training and within the context of basic soccer games.

Tactical Developing environment awareness and encouraging decision making: simple combinations, marking and running into space.

Mental Golden age of learning; intrinsic motivation is developed by the Fun and Enjoyment that foster desire to play; imagination, creativity, increased demands, discipline. 
 
Game Structure: Ranges from 6v6 to 8v8. 

FIELD SIZES

Game Format

Squad Size

Game duration

Ball Size

Min/Max width

Min/Max length

GOAL SIZES no larger than

6v6

Ideal 8/Max 10

2 x 25 min.

3/4

30 to 36m

40 to 55m

6f/1.83m X 14f/4.27m

7v7

Ideal 9/Max 12

2 x 25 min.

4

30 to 36m

40 to 55m

6f/1.83m X 16f/4.88m

8v8

Ideal11/Max 14

2 x 30 min.

4

42 to 55m

60 to 75m

6f/1.83m X 18f/5.49m

 
  1. Recommended training times: 45 to 70 minutes.

    Season Length: 16 to 20 weeks, indoor and/or outdoor.

    Recommendations:

    • Small leagues provide game fixtures, but no league standings are recorded.

    • Players and game formats are organized to support the basic playing

      experiences.

    • All players play equal time and try all team positions, including goal keeping.

    • The game structure progresses between ages from simple to more complex.

    • The training to competition ratio should be 2 to 3 training sessions for every game.