Boys U9 - U18

Select a program below for more information

  • U9
  • U10
  • U11
  • U12
  • U13
  • U14
  • U15
  • U16
  • U17
  • U18

Boys U9 Program

Our U9 program introduces young players to the challenges of travel soccer and encourages players to be experimental and creative with long term success in mind. Our philosophy is to provide an environment for the players to learn by playing. The focus of our program is development within a competitive envorinment, while emphasizing proper skills acquisition and training techniques.


Boys U9 Curriculum

At this age our focus is on encouraging the love of the game and developing the players in four main areas: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological.

Technical

Objective:
General technical skill development and comfort on the ball

Turning Moves
  • Inside/Outside cuts
  • Hook turn
  • U-Turn
  • Step over
  • Combinations of turns
Attacking Moves
  • Scissors
  • Side step
  • Step over
  • Combinations of moves
Control & Receiving
  • Ground control
  • Arial control
Passing
  • Inside of foot
  • Instep
  • Outside of foot
Dribbling
  • Close control
  • Change direction/pace
  • Use of both feet
  • "Head up"
Shooting
  • Striking the ball with the laces
Defending
  • Basic defensive stance
  • Goal side and recovery

Tactical

Objective:
Confidence to use skills in a game

Individual offensive tactics
  • Running/Dribbling with ball
  • 1v1 attacking moves
Individual defensive tactics
  • 1v1 defending
  • Work rate
Small group attacking
  • 2v1 attacking options
Small group defending
  • 2v1 defending
  • 2v2 defending
Smal sided games
  • 2v2, 3v3, 4v4
  • Emphasis on dribbling, running with the ball, basic passing and support play. (depending on the game set up and theme)
Formations
  • Learn how to play and adapt to different formations for 7v7 games.

Physical

Objective:
Improve player's general level of fitness and motor skills

Endurance
  • 1v1 activities
  • 2v2 activities
  • 3v3 activities
  • 4v4 activities
Coordination
  • Running activities
  • Balance and agility

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure players are trained in a positive environment

Fun
Concentration
Cooperation
Sportsmanship
Basic Rules

It is important that players have fun in training and in games.

This is the time for the kids to fall in love with the game.

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve their own individual techniques. The importance of practicing individually should never be underestimated, as the repetitve practicing will undoubtedly reap vast rewards.

Practice individual techniques
  • Turning moves
  • Attacking moves
  • Juggling
Players with good 1v1 skills can make a difference in a game.

REPEAT MOVES OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Boys U10 Curriculum

At this age our focus is on encouraging the love of the game and developing the players in four main areas: Technical, Tactical, Physical and Psychological.

Technical

Objective:
General technical skill development and comfort on the ball

Turning Moves
  • Inside/Outside cuts
  • Hook turn
  • U-Turn
  • Step over
  • Combinations of turns
Attacking Moves
  • Scissors
  • Side step
  • Step over
  • Combinations of moves
Control & Receiving
  • Ground control
  • Arial control
Passing
  • Inside of foot
  • Instep
  • Outside of foot
Dribbling
  • Close control
  • Change direction/pace
  • Use of both feet
  • "Head up"
Shooting
  • Striking the ball with the laces
Defending
  • Basic defensive stance
  • Goal side and recovery

Tactical

Objective:
Confidence to use skills in a game

Individual offensive tactics
  • Running/Dribbling with ball
  • 1v1 attacking moves
Individual defensive tactics
  • 1v1 defending
  • Work rate
Small group attacking
  • 2v1 attacking options
Small group defending
  • 2v1 defending
  • 2v2 defending
Smal sided games
  • 2v2, 3v3, 4v4
  • Emphasis on dribbling, running with the ball, basic passing and support play. (depending on the game set up and theme)
Formations
  • Learn how to play and adapt to different formations for 7v7 games.

Physical

Objective:
Improve player's general level of fitness and motor skills

Endurance
  • 1v1 activities
  • 2v2 activities
  • 3v3 activities
  • 4v4 activities
Coordination
  • Running activities
  • Balance and agility

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure players are trained in a positive environment

Fun
Concentration
Cooperation
Sportsmanship
Basic Rules

It is important that players have fun in training and in games.

This is the time for the kids to fall in love with the game.

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve their own individual techniques. The importance of practicing individually should never be underestimated, as the repetitve practicing will undoubtedly reap vast rewards.

Practice individual techniques
  • Turning moves
  • Attacking moves
  • Juggling
Players with good 1v1 skills can make a difference in a game.

REPEAT MOVES OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Boys U11 Curriculum

Technical

Objective:
Build on player’s technical skill and comfort on the ball against opposition.

Turning Moves Under Pressure
  • Recap Turns
  • Combination of turns
Attacking Moves Under Pressure
  • Recap Moves
  • Combination of moves
Control & Receiving
  • Ground control
  • Arial control
Passing
  • Inside of foot
  • Instep
  • Outside of foot
Dribbling/Running with the ball:
  • To keep possession
  • To score
Shooting & Finishing
  • Proper striking techniques
Heading
  • Basic heading
  • Defensive heading
  • Attacking heading

Tactical

Objective:
Improve player’s confidence to use skills in the game.

Individual offensive tactics
  • 1v1 attacking options
Individual defensive tactics
  • 1v1 defending
Principle of Offense
Mobility
  • Diagonal /blind side runs
  • Recognize open space
Width
  • Dummy runs
  • Movement off the ball
Support
  • Angle/distance
  • Give and go
  • Take over
  • Overlapping runs
Principle of Defense
  • Pressure/Cover/Balance
  • Man marking
  • Zone marking
Understanding the 3 key moments
  • Own team has possession
  • Opposition has possession
  • Possession changes from one team to another
Formations
  • Learn how to play and adapt to different formations for 9v9 or 11v11

Physical

Objective:
Improve player’s co–ordination whilst running and controlling the body through changes of direction and pace

  • Sprinting and agility training, with and without the ball
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Speed of thought
  • Strength determination in 1v1 duels
  • Anticipation skills (1st to the ball)

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure that the player is aware of his/her roles and responsibilities

Laws of the game

Concentration

Co–operation

Sportsmanship

Discipline

Determination

Self evaluation of performance, both on the training ground and during competition

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve their own individual techniques. The importance of practicing individually should never be underestimated, as the repetitive practicing will undoubtedly reap vast rewards

Practice individual techniques
  • Turning moves
  • Attacking moves
  • Juggling
Players with good 1v1 skills can make a difference in a game.

REPEAT MOVES OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Boys U12 Curriculum

Technical

Objective:
Build on player’s technical skill and comfort on the ball against opposition.

Turning Moves Under Pressure
  • Recap Turns
  • Combination of turns
Attacking Moves Under Pressure
  • Recap Moves
  • Combination of moves
Control & Receiving
  • Ground control
  • Arial control
Passing
  • Inside of foot
  • Instep
  • Outside of foot
Dribbling/Running with the ball:
  • To keep possession
  • To score
Shooting & Finishing
  • Proper striking techniques
Heading
  • Basic heading
  • Defensive heading
  • Attacking heading

Tactical

Objective:
Improve player’s confidence to use skills in the game.

Individual offensive tactics
  • 1v1 attacking options
Individual defensive tactics
  • 1v1 defending
Principle of Offense
Mobility
  • Diagonal /blind side runs
  • Recognize open space
Width
  • Dummy runs
  • Movement off the ball
Support
  • Angle/distance
  • Give and go
  • Take over
  • Overlapping runs
Principle of Defense
  • Pressure/Cover/Balance
  • Man marking
  • Zone marking
Understanding the 3 key moments
  • Own team has possession
  • Opposition has possession
  • Possession changes from one team to another
Formations
  • Learn how to play and adapt to different formations for 9v9 or 11v11

Physical

Objective:
Improve player’s co–ordination whilst running and controlling the body through changes of direction and pace

  • Sprinting and agility training, with and without the ball
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Speed of thought
  • Strength determination in 1v1 duels
  • Anticipation skills (1st to the ball)

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure that the player is aware of his/her roles and responsibilities

Laws of the game

Concentration

Co–operation

Sportsmanship

Discipline

Determination

Self evaluation of performance, both on the training ground and during competition

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve their own individual techniques. The importance of practicing individually should never be underestimated, as the repetitive practicing will undoubtedly reap vast rewards

Practice individual techniques
  • Turning moves
  • Attacking moves
  • Juggling
Players with good 1v1 skills can make a difference in a game.

REPEAT MOVES OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Boys U13 Curriculum

Technical

Objective:
Development of Individual Skills. Put players under pressure of time, space and an opponent. Increase technical speed

Turning Moves Under Pressure
  • Creating space to receive and turn
Attacking Moves Under Pressure
  • Refine the moves
  • Combination of moves
Control & Receiving
  • Ground control
  • Arial control
Passing
  • Executing a wide range of passing techniques
Dribbling/Running with the ball:
  • Encourage risk taking
  • Change of pace and direction
Shooting & Finishing
  • Finishing from various service
Heading
  • Defensive heading
  • Attacking heading
Defending
  • 1v1 facing attacker
  • Preventing opponents from turning

Tactical

Objective:
Improve player’s confidence to use skills in the game.

Individual and Small Group Offensive tactics
  • 1v1 attacking options
  • 2v1 attacking options
Individual and Small Group Defensive tactics
  • 1v1 defending
  • 2v1 defending
  • 2v2 defending
Principle of Offense
Mobility
  • Diagonal /blind side runs
  • Recognize open space
Width
  • Dummy runs
  • Movement off the ball
Support
  • Angle/distance
  • Give and go
  • Take over
  • Overlapping runs
Principle of Defense
  • Pressure/Cover/Balance
  • Man marking
  • Zone marking
  • Situational Defending (1v2, 2v2, 2v3, 3v3, 4v4)
Understanding the 3 key moments
  • Own team has possession
  • Opposition has possession
  • Possession changes from one team to another

Physical

Objective:
Develop basic strength training.

Improve player’s Anticipation Skills(be 1st to the ball)
  • Sprinting and agility training, with and without the ball
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Speed of thought
  • Strength determination in 1v1 duels
  • Winning personal battles

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure that the player is aware of his/her roles and responsibilities

Concentration

Co–operation

Team Play

Sportsmanship

Discipline

Determination

Self evaluation of performance, both on the training ground and during competition

Develop a "Winning Mentality", both on the training ground and during competitive play

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve their own individual techniques. The importance of practicing individually should never be underestimated, as the repetitive practicing will undoubtedly reap vast rewards

Practice individual techniques
  • Turning moves
  • Attacking moves
Players with good 1v1 skills can make a difference in a game.

REPEAT MOVES OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Develop a "lifestyle for soccer"
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not take drugs
  • Eat healthy and regularly
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Keep clean
  • Dress neat
  • Be polite
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Remember to say “thank you”

Boys U14 Curriculum

Technical

Objective:
Development of Individual Skills. Put players under pressure of time, space and an opponent. Increase technical speed

Turning Moves Under Pressure
  • Creating space to receive and turn
Attacking Moves Under Pressure
  • Refine the moves
  • Combination of moves
Control & Receiving
  • Ground control
  • Arial control
Passing
  • Executing a wide range of passing techniques
Dribbling/Running with the ball:
  • Encourage risk taking
  • Change of pace and direction
Shooting & Finishing
  • Finishing from various service
Heading
  • Defensive heading
  • Attacking heading
Defending
  • 1v1 facing attacker
  • Preventing opponents from turning

Tactical

Objective:
Improve player’s confidence to use skills in the game.

Individual and Small Group Offensive tactics
  • 1v1 attacking options
  • 2v1 attacking options
Individual and Small Group Defensive tactics
  • 1v1 defending
  • 2v1 defending
  • 2v2 defending
Principle of Offense
Mobility
  • Diagonal /blind side runs
  • Recognize open space
Width
  • Dummy runs
  • Movement off the ball
Support
  • Angle/distance
  • Give and go
  • Take over
  • Overlapping runs
Principle of Defense
  • Pressure/Cover/Balance
  • Man marking
  • Zone marking
  • Situational Defending (1v2, 2v2, 2v3, 3v3, 4v4)
Understanding the 3 key moments
  • Own team has possession
  • Opposition has possession
  • Possession changes from one team to another

Physical

Objective:
Develop basic strength training.

Improve player’s Anticipation Skills(be 1st to the ball)
  • Sprinting and agility training, with and without the ball
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Speed of thought
  • Strength determination in 1v1 duels
  • Winning personal battles

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure that the player is aware of his/her roles and responsibilities

Concentration

Co–operation

Team Play

Sportsmanship

Discipline

Determination

Self evaluation of performance, both on the training ground and during competition

Develop a "Winning Mentality", both on the training ground and during competitive play

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve their own individual techniques. The importance of practicing individually should never be underestimated, as the repetitive practicing will undoubtedly reap vast rewards

Practice individual techniques
  • Turning moves
  • Attacking moves
Players with good 1v1 skills can make a difference in a game.

REPEAT MOVES OVER AND OVER AGAIN

Develop a "lifestyle for soccer"
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not take drugs
  • Eat healthy and regularly
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Keep clean
  • Dress neat
  • Be polite
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Remember to say “thank you”

Boys U15 Curriculum

Technical

Objective:
Develop player’s technical and skill development and player’s consistency to perform these over the course of the year

Turning Moves Under Pressure
  • Creating space to receive and turn
Attacking Moves Under Pressure
  • Refine the moves
  • Combination of moves
Control & Receiving
  • Ground control
  • Arial control
Passing
  • Executing a wide range of passing techniques
Dribbling/Running with the ball:
  • Forward running with the ball
  • Change of pace and direction
Shooting & Finishing
  • Finishing from various service
Heading
  • Defensive heading
  • Attacking heading
Defending
  • 1v1 facing attacker
  • Preventing opponents from turning

Tactical

Objective:
Improve player’s confidence to use skills in the game.

Principle of Offense
Mobility
  • Diagonal /blind side runs
  • Recognize open space
Width
  • Dummy runs
  • Movement off the ball
Support
  • Angle/distance
  • Give and go
  • Take over
  • Overlapping runs
Principle of Defense
  • Pressure/Cover/Balance
  • Man marking
  • Zone marking
  • Situational Defending (1v2, 2v2, 2v3, 3v3, 4v4)
Understanding the 3 key moments
  • Own team has possession
  • Opposition has possession
  • Possession changes from one team to another
Team Understanding
  • System of play (Low pressure, High pressure, Man marking, Zonal play, Direct play, etc)
  • Formations
  • Restarts
  • Coaching functional role of the player

Physical

Objective:
Develop basic strength training, Program instructed by Synergy Fitness and Sports.

Improve player’s Anticipation Skills(be 1st to the ball)
  • Sprinting and agility training, with and without the ball
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Speed of thought
  • Strength determination in 1v1 duels
  • Winning personal battles

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure that the player is aware of his/her roles and responsibilities

Concentration

Co–operation

Team Play

Sportsmanship

Discipline

Determination

Self evaluation of performance, both on the training ground and during competition

Develop a "Winning Mentality", both on the training ground and during competitive play

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve and maintain their own fitness level and develop a “lifestyle” for soccer. The importance of maintaining a high fitness level should never be underestimated, as a disciplined year round fitness program will undoubtedly reap vast rewards.

A trained soccer player can work harder and longer than an untrained player. While a fit soccer player can concentrate on the game, an unfit player will be counting the seconds to the final whistle.

Develop a "lifestyle for soccer"
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not take drugs
  • Eat healthy and regularly
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Keep clean
  • Dress neat
  • Be polite
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Remember to say “thank you”

Boys U16 Curriculum

Technical

Objective:
Develop player’s technical and skill development and player’s consistency to perform these over the course of the year

Turning Moves Under Pressure
  • Creating space to receive and turn
Attacking Moves Under Pressure
  • Refine the moves
  • Combination of moves
Control & Receiving
  • Ground control
  • Arial control
Passing
  • Executing a wide range of passing techniques
Dribbling/Running with the ball:
  • Forward running with the ball
  • Change of pace and direction
Shooting & Finishing
  • Finishing from various service
Heading
  • Defensive heading
  • Attacking heading
Defending
  • 1v1 facing attacker
  • Preventing opponents from turning

Tactical

Objective:
Improve player’s confidence to use skills in the game.

Principle of Offense
Mobility
  • Diagonal /blind side runs
  • Recognize open space
Width
  • Dummy runs
  • Movement off the ball
Support
  • Angle/distance
  • Give and go
  • Take over
  • Overlapping runs
Principle of Defense
  • Pressure/Cover/Balance
  • Man marking
  • Zone marking
  • Situational Defending (1v2, 2v2, 2v3, 3v3, 4v4)
Understanding the 3 key moments
  • Own team has possession
  • Opposition has possession
  • Possession changes from one team to another
Team Understanding
  • System of play (Low pressure, High pressure, Man marking, Zonal play, Direct play, etc)
  • Formations
  • Restarts
  • Coaching functional role of the player

Physical

Objective:
Develop basic strength training, Program instructed by Synergy Fitness and Sports.

Improve player’s Anticipation Skills(be 1st to the ball)
  • Sprinting and agility training, with and without the ball
  • Balance and coordination training
  • Speed of thought
  • Strength determination in 1v1 duels
  • Winning personal battles

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure that the player is aware of his/her roles and responsibilities

Concentration

Co–operation

Team Play

Sportsmanship

Discipline

Determination

Self evaluation of performance, both on the training ground and during competition

Develop a "Winning Mentality", both on the training ground and during competitive play

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve and maintain their own fitness level and develop a “lifestyle” for soccer. The importance of maintaining a high fitness level should never be underestimated, as a disciplined year round fitness program will undoubtedly reap vast rewards.

A trained soccer player can work harder and longer than an untrained player. While a fit soccer player can concentrate on the game, an unfit player will be counting the seconds to the final whistle.

Develop a "lifestyle for soccer"
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not take drugs
  • Eat healthy and regularly
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Keep clean
  • Dress neat
  • Be polite
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Remember to say “thank you”

Boys U17 Curriculum

Technical

Objective:
Master the skills under pressure, both during training and competitive play

Development of Individual Skills
  • Dribbling

  • Receiving

  • Shooting

  • Passing

  • Heading

  • Defending

  • Tackling

  • Crossing

Players are asked to perform all of the above skills under pressure from an opponent, with limited time and space.

Tactical

Objective:
Improve player’s decision making on the field.

Ability to change and adapt to game dynamics

Management of the clock

Team Understanding
  • Playing out of the back
  • Playing into the middle third
  • Midfield control through possession
  • Defending in the final third
  • Attacking in the final third
  • Switching the point of attack
  • Flank play
  • Transition
  • Coaching functional role of the players
  • System of play (Low pressure, High pressure, Man marking, Zonal play, Direct play, etc)
  • Formations (4-4-2, 4-33-, 3-4-3, 3-5-2, etc)
  • Restarts

Physical

Objective:
Develop basic strength training, Program instructed by Synergy Fitness and Sports.

  • Importance of a disciplined warm up and cool down
  • Flexibility / Stretching
  • Nutrition–proper diet and fluid intake
  • Prevention and care of injuries
  • Importance of rest and recovery

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure that the player is aware of his/her roles and responsibilities.

Respect the laws of the game

Self evaluation of performance, both on the training ground and during competition.

Develop a "Winning Mentality", both on the training ground and during competitive play.

Vary program–satisfying the players need and urge for competition.

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve and maintain their own fitness level

The importance of maintaining a high fitness level should never be underestimated, as a disciplined year round fitness program will undoubtedly reap vast rewards.

A trained soccer player can work harder and longer than an untrained player.

While a fit soccer player can concentrate on the game, an unfit player will be counting the seconds to the final whistle.

Develop a "lifestyle for soccer"
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not take drugs
  • Eat healthy and regularly
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Keep clean
  • Dress neat
  • Be polite
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Remember to say “thank you”

Boys U18 Curriculum

Technical

Objective:
Master the skills under pressure, both during training and competitive play

Development of Individual Skills
  • Dribbling

  • Receiving

  • Shooting

  • Passing

  • Heading

  • Defending

  • Tackling

  • Crossing

Players are asked to perform all of the above skills under pressure from an opponent, with limited time and space.

Tactical

Objective:
Improve player’s decision making on the field.

Ability to change and adapt to game dynamics

Management of the clock

Team Understanding
  • Playing out of the back
  • Playing into the middle third
  • Midfield control through possession
  • Defending in the final third
  • Attacking in the final third
  • Switching the point of attack
  • Flank play
  • Transition
  • Coaching functional role of the players
  • System of play (Low pressure, High pressure, Man marking, Zonal play, Direct play, etc)
  • Formations (4-4-2, 4-33-, 3-4-3, 3-5-2, etc)
  • Restarts

Physical

Objective:
Develop basic strength training, Program instructed by Synergy Fitness and Sports.

  • Importance of a disciplined warm up and cool down
  • Flexibility / Stretching
  • Nutrition–proper diet and fluid intake
  • Prevention and care of injuries
  • Importance of rest and recovery

Psychological

Objective:
Ensure that the player is aware of his/her roles and responsibilities.

Respect the laws of the game

Self evaluation of performance, both on the training ground and during competition.

Develop a "Winning Mentality", both on the training ground and during competitive play.

Vary program–satisfying the players need and urge for competition.

Practice Tips

It is the responsibility of every player to improve and maintain their own fitness level

The importance of maintaining a high fitness level should never be underestimated, as a disciplined year round fitness program will undoubtedly reap vast rewards.

A trained soccer player can work harder and longer than an untrained player.

While a fit soccer player can concentrate on the game, an unfit player will be counting the seconds to the final whistle.

Develop a "lifestyle for soccer"
  • Do not smoke
  • Do not take drugs
  • Eat healthy and regularly
  • Don’t skip breakfast
  • Keep clean
  • Dress neat
  • Be polite
  • Get plenty of rest
  • Remember to say “thank you”