Between the ages of nine and eleven it is most important that players feel competent about their ability to execute skills and perform well in comparison to their peers. Although ideas of competency develop at a much younger age, I have found as a coach that players ages nine to eleven have a much keener sense of their capabilities versus those around them. With developmental soccer training, the aim is to teach ball mastery, coordination, agility, technique, and balance, all while building confidence and motivation so that young soccer players can feel competent.
Since this style of training requires a more individualized approach, Ferranti Empowerment will only work with individuals or small groups up to 8 players. For larger groups Ferranti Empowerment has partnered with YESA to provide integrated training in clinics and camps.