The purpose of this video collection is to show basic techniques that will help your player have more confidence on the ball. Individual coaches may choose to focus on different techniques, or if they teach these, they will likely teach differently than the videos do.
At the U5/U6 level, the kids are going to focus on playing mini-games and having fun. Coaches try to “disguise” the teaching as mini-games, like shark and minnows. In the mini-games, these are the skills that we are trying to teach:
These are skills that are likely to be introduced at the U7/U8 level. These skills build on the skills in the section above.
These are more advanced moves. These are for older kids and come after the skills above have been thoroughly practiced. These are just a few advanced moves that you can practice to beat those defenders: