little kids playing soccerTactics should not be an area of emphasis for U5 and U6.

Players at this age are not mentally aware of concepts like time and space, which makes trying to teach tactics a futile endeavor.

While the coach needs to be aware of the soccer formations and positions, all that is necessary to share with your players is an introductory explanation.


Key components of teaching/learning - Tactical:

  • Where is the field?
  • Moving in the correct direction to score or defend.
  • Which goal do I kick at?
  • What team color am I playing for?

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