The U7-8 Strikers program consists primarily of 6 and 7 year olds, and some older 5 year olds. The Strikers is our first age group to begin truly learning about specific field positions and structured game play.
In this age group, we emphasize that each player gets to learn about all positions and should enjoy their soccer experience and want to keep playing soccer. We do teach new players the basic principles of soccer rules and expand on those to ensure all kids have an equal understanding and practical application of that understanding during practice and game play. We do this by coaching both directly and indirectly through fun games, drills and other activities to strengthen dribbling, passing, shooting (with different parts of the foot), structured team play (positions) and simple game play awareness and anticipation.