11-12 Year Olds |Technical Development Plan

  • Focus on technical fundamentals.
  • 1v1 Offense and defense.
  • Possession games: 3v1, 4v2, 5v2.
  • Game situations in which the emphasis is on ‘good soccer’. On offense: Control the ball, pass and support. On defense: contain and mark ball-side and goal-side.
  • Players should gain an understanding of the different positions and responsibilities on the field.
  • Concentrate on overall body movement and athleticism.

Age Group Areas of Focus


  • Train all the technical aspects of the game.
  • Wiel Coerver Training.
  • 3v1 and 4v2 possession games.
  • Attacking 1v1 situations to goal.
  • Defending 1v1 situations.
  • Passing and receiving.
  • Movement without the ball.
  • Attacking 2v1 situations to goal.
  • Offense vs. defense. Understanding their positions and roles.
  • Learning to play as groups. Forwards, midfielders and defenders.
  • Learning to play within their positions.


  • Understand the roles of the positions on the team.
  • Understand the rules of the game.
  • Developing defensive awareness. Ball-side and goal-side.
  • Developing attacking awareness. Moving off the ball. Creating passing lanes.


  • Quickness and agility through fun games.
  • Endurance through appropriate training.
  • Game fitness through 1v1, 2v2, 3v3 and 4v4 interval training.

Staff Objectives:

  • A U12 player should be able to shoot the ball high and low, inside, outside and with the laces.
  • A U12 player should be able to receive and control the ball with their feet, thigh and chest.
  • A U12 player should be able to dribble the ball and run with the ball.
  • A U12 player should be able to know what to do in a 1v1 duel, both defensively as well as offensively.
  • A U12 player should understand the concepts of the 3v1 and 4v2 possession games.
  • A U12 player should be able to demonstrate basic Coerver moves.