Although sometimes we may mistake 6-8 year-olds for little adults, they are clearly not little adults. They have many years of childhood and development to enjoy before they are able to look at life in a similar fashion to adults. The reason for this is that they need time to intellectually, emotionally, and physically develop. Although we do live in the same world, when seen through our own eyes, the world both adults and children experience is quite different. In order to fully understand these wonderful children and to make practices run as smoothly and happily as possible, it is extremely important for us to understand the characteristics about U6-U8 children.
How do We Do This?
The physical attributes indicated below should be introduced and developed through FUN games and activities. While each team requires a volunteer (parent) coach, the Kingston Clippers provide trained technical coaches to support the volunteer coaches in delivering the program.
The cost of this program for the 2019 season is $150 and all players receive a uniform and a soccer ball.
Continue with development of physical skills introduced in the Active Start phase, i.e. running, jumping, hopping, skipping, throwing, catching etc.
AGILITY, BALANCE AND COORDINATION (ABC’S)
BASIC MOTOR SKILLS
PERCEPTION AND AWARENESS
During your child’s practice
After your child’s practice