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They are changing the cut off date for the age levels starting 2016/17 season and he will go from U7 this year to having to play U9/10 next year.  Causing him to skip U8.  Just trying to figure out the best way, if there is any, to help prepare him for the jump.

To make matters worse his coach this year has no experience and has had almost no practices.  So except for what we work on at home he has made no progress and maybe has gone backwards due to the lack of team practice.

 

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He's playing with his friends, right? He should be fine.

As long as he's progressing with foot skills, the strategy and game play skills will come.

Obviously being on a better team can have an impact. Learn better habits and such.

Just make sure he's having fun.

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Athleticism.  Focus on that.  Run, eat right, pushups/pullups/sprints/agility drills and sleep.  At home have him work on juggling and other ball control drills that don't involve kicking.  Even just placing the bottom of your toes in the ball with one foot on the ground and rapidly switching feet for 30 seconds is very useful.  For learning about the game in general takes coaching, but you tube is the best coach out there for most youth sports.

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Well, soccer update.  I let my son tryout for select soccer, since it would let him play in a single year division U9, unlike recreational soccer which is U10/U9 combined.  Also half the team are friends that he has played T-ball/soccer with in the past.  As a bonus he will be getting better coaching and more practices, practice starts in August instead of November.

 

They also get invited to a Stoke City ID/Developmental camp.  Although I am not sure if a 3 day camp is worth $165.00, they have not posted times so no idea how many hours of training.  Anyone have any experience with ID camps?

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Glad to hear it's working out with the team and he has better coaching and people he's familiar with.

Not sure about the camp, is it a weekend thing or a few hours a day?

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It is a weekend thing, just don't know for how many hours each day.  3 days... hours per day have yet to be posted.  Will more than likely wait til the hours are posted.

 

 

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