U12 Future Stars
Welcome to the Next Future Stars!!
Coach: Steve Baker
There are even number players on the field from each team, which means, if we cover the field properly, each player will have another player marked to them.
The simple field set-up formation for this age group will be determined. Defensive players; Midfielders; Forward players; and Goalie.
When you are playing, you need to challenge the other team to get the ball from them, and when you have the ball as a team, you need to keep it.
DO NOT CHALLENGE YOUR OWN TEAMMATE FOR THE BALL.
Everyone always wants to get the ball, it’s a natural thing. But please don’t take, or challenge your own teammate for the ball. Don’t run into the front of them, or into the back of them. Help support your teammate, by going to an open area to receive a pass, or by passing to your teammate that does not have a defensive player close to them.
All Soccer Rules apply. Rules/Guidelines will be handed out as soon as we have the league rules. GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP CANNOT BE STRESSED ENOUGH!!!
FORWARD: Plays up front, from the middle line forward to the opponents goal.
RIGHT/LEFT MIDFIELDERS: Plays toward the outsides of the field. They must play to the opponents goal, as well as rushing back to help support the defense. They must make & receive good passes, and take shots from outside of the goal box.
CENTER MIDFIELDER: Is normally the go-to player. A very strong, supporting player. They play behind the Forward, in the middle of the field. They must also move back to help defensively, but not into their own goal box. If the ball is kicked out of our goal area, the Center Midfielder must be ready to go.
DEFENSE PLAYERS ( BACKS / SWEEPER / STOPPER ): Are the backbone, and support of the team. They must challenge an opponent coming into their area. You must clear the ball quickly to one of your teammates up the field. Make sure that you talk to your teammates, and listen to the Goalie.
GOALIE: To many, it’s an easy position. In soccer, it’s the last line of defense to stop the opponent from scoring on you. The Goalie must sacrifice their body to protect their goal. They usually see more than what the rest of their team may see. The Goalie must talk loud enough for his team hear.
All players on the field must talk to, and support each other in order to win games.
We want all players, and parents to have fun and enjoy themselves. Please don’t get mad at your teammate, or the opponent--on or off of the field. Sometimes arms go flying, just be careful. Don’t push, or kick your opponent. DO NOT GET MAD/ANGRY/UPSET. We really do not want anyone to get hurt. If you are getting tired, mad, frustrated, or cannot breathe, or you are hurting, please let us know so we can get you subbed out.
Parents, sometimes us coaches are into the game, and may not see things going on. The ref’s may not call something, but please be supportive of your team, and player. We may be yelling at your player, but sometimes it’s the only way for them to hear.