Players are introduced to stimulating practices and games that develop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. Emphasis being on movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball while teaching basic principles of play. Informal games are set up at the end of practices or as part of a jamboree mixing exercising and games. Players play all team positions.
At this stage, players participate in stimulating practices and games that de-velop basic technical skills in a FUN atmosphere. The emphasis is movement exercises and games that promote a feel for the ball within a fun but struc-tured setting. Mini game formats are used, ranging from 3v3 to 5v5 and a basic league schedule is kept without standings.
This stage introduces players to disciplined training and begins to develop their understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repeti-tions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game.