Covington Youth Soccer Association

Player Development: Age Group Differences in Terms of Physical & Mental Development

U6 (4 & 5 year olds)
  • move constantly
  • learn by doing, not by listening
  • focus on the toy (ball) and rarely share
  • don’t understand concept of teamwork
  • passing and defense are often accidental
  • focus on movement forward
U8 (6 & 7 year olds)
  • more coordination
  • concentration devoted almost entirely on controlling ball
  • little capacity for tactics
  • will share toy (ball) with playmates
  • rudimentary passing and defense skills
  • focus on attach forward and defense in reverse direction
U10 (8 & 9 year olds)
  • coordination and movement more refined
  • can anticipate the ball (abstract thought)
  • longer attention span
  • ability to sequence thoughts and actions
  • can play (and think) forward, backward, and sideways
  • more serious about “their play”
  • increased self-responsibility
  • identify with team
U12 (10 & 11 year olds)
  • ability to sustain complex skill sequences
  • increased ability to acquire and apply knowledge
  • movement and abstract thought extends 360 degrees

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