U8 Coaching U8 soccer continues to introduce and reinforce the basics of the game. Goalies are informally introduced into play allowing for use of hands. U8 furthers the fundamental understanding of the rules and field as well as creates a team envrionment that fosters player development and fun.
Goals: 1) Teach fair play and sportsmanship 2) Teach field boundaries and general rules 3) Teach skills related to proper kicking techniques 4) Teach individual skills related to dribbling and shooting the ball 5) Teach ball trapping skills from passes to bouncing balls 6) Teach ball distribution from short to long passes 7) Teach anticipation in players to be productive on offense and defense
Practice drills are to designed to be fun and instructive. All drills should be suitable to hold their attention while building the identified skill or understanding of the game.
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