Phase 1 – The FUNdamental Phase

Age: Males 6 to 9/Females 6 to 8 years

The main objective of this phase is to learn all the fundamental movement skills using a well-structured, positive and fun approach. Soccer skills should be introduced, with an emphasis on fun, skill development and small-sided games.

Appropriate and correct running, jumping and throwing techniques are taught using the ABC's of athletics. Participation in as many sports as possible is encouraged. The development of these fundamental movement skills will contribute significantly to future at achievements.

Fundamental - Technical

  • Basic motor skills: proper running, jumping and throwing technique
  • Modified skills of different sports
  • Knowledge of the basics of equipment
  • Use of appropriate footwear and clothing
  • Introduction to basic football skills with the ball

Fundamental - Tactical

  • Fundamental skills progressively refined, combined & elaborated upon to more sport specific skills.
  • Willingness and knowledge of how to practise skills.
  • Soccer specific skills: dribbling, shooting, passing, controlling.
  • Combination of skills in game related activities.

Fundamental - Physical

  • General overall development and mobility
  • Running, jumping, throwing
  • Agility, Balance, Co-ordination, Speed (ABCs)
  • Develop speed, power and endurance through FUN games
  • Develop linear, lateral and multi-directional speed
  • Medicine ball, Swiss ball and own-body exercises for strength
  • Basic body awareness - Stage 1
  • Flexibility/Mobility

Fundamental - Mental

  • Positive attitude to sport
  • Confidence
  • Concentration
  • Achieve success and receive positive reinforcement
  • Enjoy the game
  • Be part of the group


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