‘Us; me, my ball, and a group.’

At the preparatory phase the player’s social view of their world changes including on how they see the game and their teammates.  They begin to value teammates as friends and seek their approval and as such the way they play begins to reflect that.  Although coaches will continue to refine individual skill, the ‘how’, ‘when’, ‘where’ and ‘why’ will be incorporated into their training, giving it a basic tactical edge.  Players will begin to play a sterile possession style of game predicated on a positive first touch, body shape and posturing, and the refinement of the techniques of receiving and turning.  It is at this age that the BYSC vision of play is introduced.


  • 2 X per week training sessions
  • 80-90 minute sessions, based on training and match cycle
  • 1-2 matches per weekend in a 9 vs. 9 format (8 field players and a goalkeeper), based on training and match cycle
  • Increased tournament play at discretion of club D.O.C
  • Futsal, Indoor, and/or free play, based on training and match cycle
  • Identification of two primary positions

Curriculum Focus:

  • Combination Play
  • Shooting and Scoring
  • Dribbling
  • Basic Tactics
  • Coordination and Motor Skills Exercises

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