During these developmental years, coaches and technical staff will continue reinforcing the principles of “Learn to Train”. Players are observed throughout the season in a variety of different environments and will be tiered into groups based on their like-mindedness. With the assistance of our Technical Director, Technical staff, and coaches providing player feedback, we are able to successfully place players on the appropriate team. These decisions are made in the best interests of our players and their long-term development.
The field of play increases at this age and teams will play 8 aside. At this stage, players will travel further to play teams in neighboring communities.
Players also have the opportunity to join extra training through Poco Euro-Rite FC Player Academy. Division 1 & 2 players are encouraged to enroll in our High Performance Academy. Division 3 players are encouraged to join both our Fall and Spring academies.
Some Guiding Principles for the U11/12 Age Group
- Technical support is available for all coaches in these age groups
- Player Development Programs are available for all players
- A transparent evaluation and ongoing assessment process.
- A clear communication plan to parents and coaches.