South Central Premier

Early Development - U9 & U10

Emphasis is on fun and learning. Be extremely positive with the players, and avoid criticism. Encourage taking risks and experimenting with the ball. Children are very isolated and egocentric in their thinking, but encourage them to be more team oriented. De-emphasize winning, but begin teaching them to be competitive, how to concentrate fully during play (practice is serious time), to accept challenges and rise to meet them.