U9 Resources

Overview

This section is filled with session ideas and drills for our West Van FC U9 coaches. The Technical Lead for your age group will update the videos throughout the season so make sure to check back regularly.

WVFC Tech Department 

Warm ups

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U9 Warmup

A movement activation exercise for all young players, to help them get physically prepared for a training session.
This warm-up includes some basic movement as well as engaging/activating the brain.
Warm-up activities for an attacking themed session.
Fun and active warm-up.

Technical

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U9 Technical

Change of speed and direction.
Dribbling Skills Corridor. Getting the players comfortable while running with the ball.
1v1 activity that can progress into a 2v1.
Passing & Receiving drills focusing on First Touch. We are only going to focus on the first 2 drills in this video. 0:00-1:44
Small-sided possession w/ progression into a transition.

Finishing

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U9 Finishing

A finishing drill working on 3 different areas/angles on the field.
Included are 4 finishing activities.
Focuses on working the ball out wide and finishing off a cross.
Focuses on the correct technique for ball striking.

Games

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U9 Games

This video helps you understand the importance of movement and being in the right angle to receive a pass, improve your awareness of teammates and opposition and make the right decisions at the right time - when to receive and when to pass.
Focus on decision making in and out of possession and transitions between offence and defence.
Great fun for youth soccer players. 1v1 & 2v2 games.