During these developmental years, coaches and technical staff continue reinforcing the principles of “Learn to Train”. Players will be tiered into groups focused on like-mindedness. Evaluations begin at U11 and will consist of try out sessions combined with coach feedback and year-long evaluation by technical staff. 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 team players are automatically enrolled 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 for all coaches in the age group to evenly distribute coaching talent.
- Player Development Programs available for all players
- A transparent evaluation and ongoing assessment process.
- A clear communication plan to parents and coaches.