St. Louis Scott Gallagher Soccer Club

U6-U8 (Initial Stage)

At this age, children do not have the same capacity as adults to analyze the environment. They explore and have an egocentric conception of the world. Children are still gathering the experience necessary to interact with their surrounding and with others. Also, empathy and the capacity to consider the thoughts and feelings of others is very low. In order to help children build their own experience, many exercises will be individual. The tactical component of the game will be reduced to small sided games with basic explanations about space distribution. Training sessions will be treated more as physical education than specifically as soccer training.