U12-u15 Program Overview
The U12-U15 program focuses on transitioning players to an increased commitment to developing their soccer skills. There is a continued emphasis on technique enhancement and tactical game understanding as we encourage decision-making abilities on both sides of the ball. We encourage players’ physical development, competitiveness and commitment during all sessions.
TECHNICAL-Players will continue to enhance their technical skills/ball mastery. Technical training will focus on speed and accuracy with an emphasis on passing and finishing. Individual creativity/ability will also be encouraged in combination with learning to make correct tactical choices within game situations.
TACTICAL-Small group and large group tactical concepts will be introduced focusing on the relationship between the 3 blocks/lines of players (defenders, midfields, and forwards). Players will also be introduced to the tactical "System of Play" concept.
PHYSICAL-Strength, endurance, speed and agility are now important components of physical training.
PSYCHO-SOCIAL development focuses on strengthening the team concept and developing leadership skills, attitude and mental toughness.
The U12-U15 program provides opportunities to develop and prepare for high school soccer and beyond. At this stage of development there is a strong need to prepare our athletes for the demands of higher-level competition and increase their exposure to more advanced techniques and tactics. The overall goal for the program remains long term player development.
Past league and tournaments. IWSL, NISL, IYSA Premiership, NPL, IL State Cup/Presidents Cup, and US Club Premiership, NPL.
Teams will play in local, regional and national tournaments.
Past tournaments-SLSG-St. Louis, FC Milwaukee, , Midwest United Cup-MI, SASA Region II Cup, Madison Cup, Reddan Cup, Puma Cup, Nike Cup, US Club Cup, Indi Showcase.