Stage 2 | Black Bears
U9 – U12 teams (boys/girls/mixed teams)
The FFA’s Building Blocks Model ‘s second phase is the SKILL ACQUISITION PHASE (U9 – U13), and is underpinned by the following principles.
- In the Skill Acquisition Phase the coach must focus exclusively on providing a solid foundation of technical skill;
- If the player does not gain this skill foundation during this phase it will be very difficult to make it up later;
- No amount of fitness or competitive spirit will ever compensate for deficiencies in functional game skills.
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