U14 Team (13-14yrs)


At this age, soccer players are playing on the 11 vs 11 fields. Much harder training and their performance have to be top-notch. The players will need to continue working on the following aspects:

Here are some key points, we cover in our U14 soccer program


The fundamentals are broken down into two sections. These ways, the soccer player will have a more organize training schedule and will develop the skills accordingly:

Player Development: (Psychology – Fitness – Player – Tactics)

Technique: The U14 program — chipping to pass; bending passes; crossing to the far post & top of the penalty area; half volley & volley shooting; slide tackles; heading to pass; diving headers; flick headers; receiving with outside of the instep; outside of foot shot; receiving bouncing & air balls with the head; dummy the ball; shoulder charge; introduce chipping to shoot. For goalkeepers far post play; medium & high diving; deflecting over the crossbar & around the posts; boxing & catching crosses; half-volley (drop kick); kick saves; long overarm throws; saving penalty kicks

Before a player can learn soccer skills the child must first learn how to control the body’s movement, so the foundation of ball skills is physical education. Motor skills (physical movement/body-mechanics) are refined from early, gross actions to highly coordinated and complex movements. This developmental trend of simple to complex and gross to fine is the basis of all motor development.

Motor movement is the collective action of the muscles and tendons to move the ligaments and bones.

Gross motor skills refer to movements of the entire body or major segments of the body. Fine motor skills refer to movements requiring precision and dexterity, such as manipulative tasks done with the feet or hands. Basic motor patterns of the body are established in the gross motor phase and motor skills emerge in the fine motor phase.


  • Current Trends and how to apply them in the youth environment
  • Getting Ready For 11v11 (pre-season training)
  • Passing using the Whole-Part-Whole Method
  • Possession-Jeftic
  • Possession
  • Passing To Penetrate-Sam Snow
  • Vision and Support Play
  • Changing The Point Of Attack
  • Speed of Play
  • Combination Play
  • Teaching the Overlap and Takeover
  • Volleying Techniques
  • Finishing
  • Team Building Sessions
  • First Defender for U14
  • Wing Play
  • High Pressure Defending
  • Introduction to Zonal Defending
  • Zonal Defending
  • Training Three Central Midfielders Defensively
  • “Smart” Pressure
  • Going from the Defensive 1/3 to the Middle 1/3
  • Transition
  • The transition from Attack to Defense
  • Incorporating the GK Into The Attack
  • Goalkeeping-“Boxing”
  • Goalkeeping-“Distribution and Attack Play”
  • Goalkeeping-Dealing With Crosses