Basic Soccer Rules And Field Size For Beginners

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Basic soccer rules and field size for beginners in U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 groups of youth soccer.

Field size and rules for soccer can be changed for the age of the group playing the game. The amount of

players on the field and the dimensions can be made much smaller to fit the size of the players.

Many AYSO programs and other youth programs make their own goal size and whether goalies

will play or just field players to give each child the chance to kick the ball as much as possible during

a game. Many web sites talk about regulation size soccer fields, but any organization can reduce the

field size and goal size as they wish. The ball size is also important per ability / age of the player, size 3

and size 4 are popular for U11 and younger. Size 5 soccer balls are encouraged around U10 to U12

age groups. Rules of the game can vary from each age group, the offsides rule can be one altered for

not slowing down the action, most u9 groups and below don’t use it. Throw in rule can also be changed

to a kick in rule for side line / touch line to make it easier for U8 and younger player to put the ball back

into play. As the player get U13 and older the rules get more into Jr. High / High School rule level

and most groups abide by them. All and all, soccer rules are pretty simple, to this day offsides seems

to be in discussion on how ref’s call it. Here are some good video’s on basic soccer rules and field size

for beginners in U7, U8, U9, U10, U11, and U12 groups of youth soccer. Here is a neat link for soccer rules for dummies.


Fun Soccer Drills For Beginning Youth Ages U8 to U14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fun soccer drills for beginning youth ages U8 to U14, and simple ways to get started.

Try playing fun games to get warmed up or break up too much of pressing type drills.

Do games like follow the leader, just have a coach or better skilled player dribble all over the

soccer field, the others follow for 3 to 5 minutes. Another is “hit the coach”, have the players try

to dribble and kick the ball at a moving target that is running away from them or parallel with them.

Teach dribbling drills with fun words, like the song in the video below called double, double,

this, that! Games and songs modified to make a point and keep learning simple drills fun. [Read more…]

Everyday Soccer Drills Both Indoor And Outdoor Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Triangle passing drills are one of the main formats for successful training for game play.

Also learning how to receive the ball and trap it under your control is so important to work on.

Even working around the house and using your family members to set up an obstacle course,

can keep drilling on soccer techniques and keeping it fresh n fun. If you want to try some higher level

with shooting and passing, try learning the bicycle kick. This might come in handy 1 in 100 games. [Read more…]

Indoor Soccer Time And Simple Drills

 

 

 

 

 

Indoor Soccer season is right around the corner, start looking for indoor shoes and get warmed

up. Adidas has a good shoe out there called the Predator Absolado, and the indoor shoe review

looks good. Soccer drills for indoor are much like outdoor soccer, may drills can be made into games.

Relay races and games like red light/green light also sharks n minnows are kid favorites. Get the

players fit, keep them running during the drills, it will help in the regular season game performance. [Read more…]

Soccer Drills For Kids And Warm Up Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

Soccer drills and coaching ideas for many youth coaches at all levels. Start with small ball touch

drilling to get warmed up. Use all different parts of the foot and working with left/right. Using

better players to push and encourage the others to increase their skills as the season moves on.

Great site with many pdf’s to download with coaching drill ideas, and try the Bobby Charlton pdf.

Also learn to use speed exercises to build up the strength of the player, simple drill videos below.
Any videos about a certain topic, use the search bar in the upper right corner. [Read more…]

Youth Soccer Goalie Drills For U9, U11, U13, And U14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goalies are the heart beat of a good soccer club. Learn to control the ball and use the possession

to benefit the offense of your own team. A good goalie sets up his midfield and forwards with good

punts and throws to control the ball. Quick footwork is a big foundation for solid goal keeping.

Catching the ball and controlling the ball is so important. Diving for the ball and catching it takes

good strength. Goalies must be able to be verbal, his teammates need to know he has the play.

On hard shots coming on goal, a good keeper deflects the ball to the side or over the goal.

Keeping the ball out of the net is a 11 person game, but a good goalie can make or break it. [Read more…]

Team Building Activities And Relay Games Ideas

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coaches need to break it up every so often with drills and other exercises, try relay games.

Also bring in the team on a rainy day and try a team building idea like this one on this site.

Bringing kids together and showing them can work together is great for taking it to the field.

Using other games to get team interaction is huge in keeping the season fun no matter if Win/Lose. [Read more…]

U9,U10,U11,U12,U13,U14,U15,U16,U17,U18,U19 Summer Tournaments In Soccer

Summer Soccer Tournaments

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great summer fun, get into a tournament. Lot’s of games, quick and over fast.

In Illinois and Wisconsin area there is a Watermelon Tournament in Rockford Illinois.

There are tournaments all over the US for U10,U11,U12,U13,U14,U15,U16,U17,U18,U19 ages. [Read more…]

Soccer Fitness And Soccer Training

Soccer Practice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Teaching offense, teaching fitness, and teaching action in your practice.
Coaching thoughts on practice and how to give input during a session.
Great interview with Coach Ole Mikkelsen. Think offense, think pushing the attack. [Read more…]

Youth Summer Soccer Camps Across USA

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One of the best ways to get better at soccer is go to a summer camp. One to two

weeks of soccer training from some of the best players and coaches always makes you better.

A couple camps have been around for years, Skyhawks, The Nike camps, and Angelo’s have some

of the best. The Wisconsin Badgers are becoming one of the Mid-West strongest camps around.

The kids have fun, learn better soccer skills, and make new friends after this experience.
See Free Books On Soccer in Our Soccer Shop Tab Above, Some From $9 to $47, Great Choices. [Read more…]