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Modified or Mod soccer is a small sided program implemented by the Washington State Youth Soccer Association in affiliation with US Youth Soccer to adjust the adult game for age appropriate play.
What does "Small-Sided Games" mean?
These are soccer games with fewer players competing on a smaller sized field and fewer players on a team. These are fun games that involve the players more because fewer players are sharing one ball. This format starts at U-5 with games of 3 vs. 3 and increases the number of players on the field each year from U7 to U8.
Why Play Small-Sided Soccer?
The number of players on the field is developmentally appropriate for children to experience and develop the motor skills necessary in soccer. It exposes the player to appropriate tactical decisions for their age. It also meets the needs of the players? social development. It helps young soccer players to make more, less-complicated decisions during the game, be more physically efficient in the field space they are playing in! (Reduced field size)
The system creates a comfortable environment for the new youth coach by increasing the number of players incrementally each year. The new coach is able to focus on creating developmentally appropriate practice sessions without the fear and need to focus on teaching specific field positions. With the emphasis on teaching the individual player, the concern for team results is minimized.
OUR MOD/REC PROGRAMS DEPEND ON VOLUNTEER COACHES...
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Cascade Foothills Soccer Club
P.O. Box 937
Enumclaw, Wa 98022