Division 2

 

 

Division 2 is for players aged 9-10 years.  Teams play games at Brewster school fields on Sunday mornings, and have one hour-long practice during the week (at a time determined by the coach).  Games begin at 9 am, 10 am, or 11 am and are divided into four 12-minute quarters.  The play field is from sideline to sideline on the JV Varsity field and teams play 7 v 7.

Referees will call obvious offsides.

Division 2 Curriculum

Division 2 players should learn:

  • dribble with both inside and outside of foot
  • change speed and direction of dribble
  • pass with inside and outside of foot
  • pass with power
  • receive pass with inside or outside of either foot
  • when a teammate is running, pass to the space in front of them
  • make your “first touch” in the direction you want to go
  • “mark up” means to be next to an opposing player (between them and the goal)
  • tackle by planting your cleats with your foot sideways to the ball
  • defensive stance = one foot forward, like surfing
  • move to open areas when a teammate has the ball
  • make movements with body and ball to “beat” an opponent
  • accelerate after you make a move to beat an opponent
  • screen the ball from opponent with your shoulder
Keeper
  • catch high balls with both hands, thumbs touching
  • after a save, move away from the net to put the ball back in play
  • after a save, you can either throw or punt the ball

Potential Skill Games from AYSO:

Teaching the games to kids (read first)

You can also look at skill games from Division 3.

 

  1. Dribbling_Center_Straight_Across

  2. Dribbling_Center_Turn_lr

  3. Teammates_2v2

  4. Teammates_2v2_one_center_goal

  5. The_Square