At the forefront of everything we do is individual player development. This is especially true for U10, U9, U8 players as they truly begin to love the game.
As we constantly challenge ourselves to evaluate how to best develop and inspire the players, we recognize and believe in the power of the small-sided games.
Here’s how playing in a small-sided format will benefit your player:
- 50-60% increase on touches on the ball and player actions in 5v5
- Players playing/working in tight spaces (related actions to game model) — forming/improving individual player actions
- Developing the individual as a priority over team development
- Less ground to cover, keeping players engaged and playing and puts more emphasis on technique and less emphasis on long legs!