As a coach, it's essential that you provide your players with the correct tools for their age and stage of development.
In this section you will find out more about the philosophy at each stage of development, plus lots of resources to help you to provide well organised, fun and enjoyable activity, and develop as a coach.
The first stage in the development of young players is Desire to Play. For boys aged 6-9 and girls aged 6-8 this means providing fun enjoyable activity, well organised practices and games and stimulating activities.
The final stage, fore males aged 18+ and females aged 17+ is Preparing to Win. The focus of training at this stage is about creating winning performances on every occasion, at club and international level.
Desire to play
Following the Scottish FA's National Player pathway children at this stage should be playing the 4v4 format of the game. Find relevant drills here.