LAFC Chelsea's Under 8 Program

All Players:

  • The aim of this program is to provide an opportunity for 6 to 8 year old players to be involved in a club setting and have a positive soccer experience. The emphasis is on technique and skill development using a variety of exercises and functional games. A balance between individual play and team play are stressed.
  • It is important to establish a good strong solid base.
    • Dribbling: Encourage risk taking. Teach moves to beat an opponent and to keep possession.
    • Shielding: Spin turns, change of speed, change of direction.
    • Receiving: Ground and air balls - all surfaces from a partner and on the move.
    • Shooting: Proper striking technique.
    • Passing: Emphasize the proper technique by using the laces; inside of the foot.
    • Heading: Start with self-serve, then add a partner to serve.
    • Small Sided Games
    • Individual: Start with 1 v 1 situations in attack and defense. Play 1 v 1 frequently.
    • Small Group: Continue with 2 v 1, 2 v 2, 3 v 1, 3 v 2, 3 v 3, 4 v 2, 4 v 3, 4 v 4.
  • As these young players head toward their goal of playing on an LAFC Chelsea Under 9 team, they will have the opportunity to train and be a part of LAFC Chelsea group training sessions.

For more information, please contact:

Boy's Coaching

  • Friday
  • 5:30pm — 7:00pm

Girl's Coaching

  • Monday
  • Wednesday
  • 6:00pm — 7:30pm
  • 6:00pm — 7:30pm

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