The first three stages LTPD, which guide development up to age 12 are built around small-sided games. There are no league standings for thesis age groups; the focus is on learning and fun.
Gives the youngest players the opportunity to develop basic movement skills like running, jumping, landing, kicking, throwing, and catching in a fun setting built around informal play and positive reinforcement.
Allows children to develop their movement ABCs— agility, balance, coordination, and speed—and learn the basics of the game while emphasizing fun, cooperation, and maximum time on the ball.
This “golden age of learning,” when children become less self-centered and are more able to reflect on their actions and learn from mistakes, provides an optimal window for further development of skills. The focus is on learning by doing, building a larger repertoire of soccer movements and teaching the basic principles of play in a fun and challenging environment.
Resources on how to effectively organizes an Ombrelle Active Start Soccer Fest are available through the FIFA grassroots page.