Physical movements such as running, jumping, skipping, hopping and main- training balance are not fully developed at this age. When changing direction, a child will often tumble as a result of a high center of gravity. This does not imply that they are clumsy. They also play at full speed until they drop and then after a brief rest, they are ready to go full speed again. Children in this age range need multiple breaks during practices and games to allow for recovery, as it is difficult for them to sustain a high intensity of play for long periods of time.
They can perform tasks one at a time when simple directions are given. Complex tasks are difficult as players have difficulty linking skills together. A visual demonstration is often necessary to help them to understand more clearly what is expected of them. "My Ball," is a commonly used phrase from this age group. This is because they don't quite understand what it means to participate as part of a team.
Tactics at this age are very limited. Their biggest concern during their play is to determine which way to go when they have the ball. Boundaries may not mean much to many children in this age group. It is common to see most or all of the players continue to chase the ball after it has gone out of bounds.
The youth soccer experience might be their initial exposure to team sport. At this point the coach must recognize the importance of the young player’s need to feel secure in practice and game environments. Their social development at this time is often limited to one best friend and many are just adapting to the social interactions that occur at school. The coach must be sensitive to this when selecting practice activities, which must include positive social interaction. Activities that involve interacting with all of the members of the team are important.
Since this level marks the first playing experience for many children, Rangers views this program as the grassroots of the club. To ensure our players develop a love for the “beautiful game”, we strive to maintain a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. Practices are geared towards individual skill and coordination development.
The Rangers Football Academy program is designed for boys and girls in the 8 - 17U age groups who aspire for advanced development opportunities. The focus of this program is skill development and advancement in a fun and competitive. Players in the Academy will train 3 days a week.
The special curriculum has been developed by SSA Savannah United in partnership with Chelsea FC's development model and training methodology.
Positions on Rangers teams are competitively awarded and skill based. Rangers hold open tryouts where interested players are evaluated by our coaching and training staff. The skills, attitude and potential each player exhibited at these tryouts are considered when team positions are offered. It is the nature of these programs and inherent in the selection process that not every player will be offered a team position. We urge players who are not selected to take advantage of Rangers Advanced program with supplemental training opportunities, and soccer camps to advance their skills and prepare for next year’s tryouts.
Timings: For timing detail on Batches call us at 7574860905/06
Age Group: 8-17 years
Uniform: We will provide uniform as follows
- Shin pads
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CORE CURICULUM ACTIVITIES FOR CLUB PLAYERS (Above 17years)
Technical training focuses on improving individual ball skills through emphasis on proper footwork, creativity with the ball, advanced passing and shooting and 1v1 exercises. Tactical performance is improved through small-sided games and activities, which focus on the principles of attack and defence, positional play and combination plays .
Technical training sessions focus on improving ball skills with the emphasis on:
- Combination plays
- Development of positional play
- Importance of each individual role
- Psychology of performance
Tactical performance is improved by small sided games and activities, which focus on:
- Creativity in attacking play
- Importance of transitional play
- Defending successfully
- Value of team play
- Enjoyment of playing the game