Soccer Players Natural Development Stages

1.  DEPENDENT (Pre-Teens)

  • Able to cooperate with one or two friends and teammates.
  • Minimal or No soccer background.
  • They need others to learn from.
  • Are essentially self-oriented
  • You are their Role Model!
  • “You” (coach) teach me.


2.  INDEPENDENT (Teen-years)

  • Able to cooperate with four or five teammates.
  • Becoming inner-directed. “I’ve played”, etc.
  • Think they can get what they want through their own effort.
  • “I” can do it -self-centered



  • Realize that working together is best.
  • “We” must combine our efforts to achieve success-teamwork


Final Notes:  Thank you for taking the time to read this article and Sharing with your soccer community. Please send your thoughts and ‘words-of-wisdom’ on this subject to me at:   Thank You..!

Your FUNdamental,

Koach Karl (Karl Dewazien)


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