Training Curriculum

Each coach, player, and team follows an age-appropriate development curriculum that has been endorsed by the United States Soccer Federation. Mavericks ensure that its training program changes to ensure the players are receiving the most up to date training methods and ideas that evolve as the players develop.

U8 Mini Mavericks

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group).

 

Initial Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Ball familiarity practices to develop basic skills

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Physical (15 min)

  • Exercise oriented mainly to develop speed, agility and basic motor skills

Technical Simple (10-15 min)

  • Unopposed practices based on simplicity of the movements, repetition and high tempo

Technical Complex (10-15 min)

  • Basic opposed practices with a small tactical component based on perception and decision-making

SCRIMMAGE (25 min)

  • Simple small-sided games to develop the team concept
MAVS - U8 CURRICULM

U9

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group)

 

Basic Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Fun & dynamic games, passing & possession practices, stretching and dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Physical (15 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, speed, coordination, and balance

Technical (20 min)

  • Unopposed practices to develop quality and opposed practices to develop competitiveness. Opposed practices are more realistic and force players to make decisions as they would in a game.

Tactical (15 min)

  • Practice games based on the basic understanding of the game (attacking principles), possession, combination play, playing out of the back and finishing

SCRIMMAGE (25 min)

  • Games based on position specific, quick movement of the ball and distribution of space.
MAVS - U9 CURRICULM

U10

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group)

 

Basic Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Fun & dynamic games, passing & possession practices, stretching and dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Physical (15 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, speed, coordination, and balance

Technical (20 min)

  • Unopposed practices to develop quality and opposed practices to develop competitiveness. Opposed practices are more realistic and force players to make decisions as they would in a game.

Tactical (15 min)

  • Practice games based on the basic understanding of the game (attacking principles), possession, combination play, playing out of the back and finishing

SCRIMMAGE (25 min)

  • Games based on position specific, quick movement of the ball and distribution of space.
MAVS - U10 CURRICULM

U11

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group).

 

Basic Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Fun & dynamic games, passing & possession practices, stretching and dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Physical (15 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, speed, coordination, and balance

Technical (20 min)

  • Unopposed practices to develop quality and opposed practices to develop competitiveness. Opposed practices are more realistic and force players to make decisions as they would in a game.

Tactical (15 min)

  • Practice games based on the basic understanding of the game (attacking principles), possession, combination play, playing out of the back and finishing

SCRIMMAGE (25 min)

  • Games based on position specific, quick movement of the ball and distribution of space.
MAVS - U11 CURRICULM

U12

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group)

 

Basic Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Fun & dynamic games, passing & possession practices, stretching and dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Physical (15 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, speed, coordination, and balance

Technical (20 min)

  • Unopposed practices to develop quality and opposed practices to develop competitiveness. Opposed practices are more realistic and force players to make decisions as they would in a game.

Tactical (15 min)

  • Practice games based on the basic understanding of the game (attacking principles), possession, combination play, playing out of the back and finishing

SCRIMMAGE (25 min)

  • Games based on position specific, quick movement of the ball and distribution of space.
MAVS - U12 CURRICULM

U13

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group)

 

Intermediate Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Passing, possession & transition practices, stretching & dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Technical (20 min)

  • Unopposed practices to develop speed of play and opposed practices to develop competitiveness. Opposed practices are more realistic and game oriented. Unopposed practice must have a time restriction

Physical (15 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, various types of speed (reaction, acceleration and acyclic speed), aerobic capacity and explosive strength.

Tactical (20 min)

  • Use the contrast of small spaces to develop speed of play and big spaces to develop the understanding how to work in units.

SCRIMMAGE (25 min)

  • Free gams based on speed of play, movement off the ball & quick defensive transition
MAVS - U13 CURRICULM

U14

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group)

 

Intermediate Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Passing, possession & transition practices, stretching & dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Technical (20 min)

  • Unopposed practices to develop speed of play and opposed practices to develop competitiveness. Opposed practices are more realistic and game oriented. Unopposed practice must have a time restriction

Physical (15 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, various types of speed (reaction, acceleration and acyclic speed), aerobic capacity and explosive strength.

Tactical (20 min)

  • Use the contrast of small spaces to develop speed of play and big spaces to develop the understanding how to work in units.

SCRIMMAGE (25 min)

  • Free gams based on speed of play, movement off the ball & quick defensive transition
Mavericks - U14 CLUB CURRICULM

U15

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group)

 

Advanced Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Passing, possession & transition practices, stretching & dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Technical (20-25 min)

  • At this stage, technique can be developed in small spaces through collective games & simple opposed practices

Physical (10-20 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, various types of speed (reaction, acceleration & acyclic speed), glycolytic power, aerobic power and explosive strength

Tactical (20-30 min)

  • Use the full size or specific areas of the field to develop tatical understanding of the game. Keep it realistic and relate to the game

SCRIMMAGE (25 30 min)

  • Free game including the concepts worked on it the training session
MAVS - U15 CLUB CURRICULM

U16

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group)

 

Advanced Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Passing, possession & transition practices, stretching & dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Technical (20-25 min)

  • At this stage, technique can be developed in small spaces through collective games & simple opposed practices

Physical (10-20 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, various types of speed (reaction, acceleration & acyclic speed), glycolytic power, aerobic power and explosive strength

Tactical (20-30 min)

  • Use the full size or specific areas of the field to develop tatical understanding of the game. Keep it realistic and relate to the game

SCRIMMAGE (25 30 min)

  • Free game including the concepts worked on it the training session
MAVS - U16 CLUB CURRICULM

U17

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group).

 

Advanced Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Passing, possession & transition practices, stretching & dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Technical (20-25 min)

  • At this stage, technique can be developed in small spaces through collective games & simple opposed practices

Physical (10-20 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, various types of speed (reaction, acceleration & acyclic speed), glycolytic power, aerobic power and explosive strength

Tactical (20-30 min)

  • Use the full size or specific areas of the field to develop tatical understanding of the game. Keep it realistic and relate to the game

SCRIMMAGE (25 30 min)

  • Free game including the concepts worked on it the training session

U19

Mavericks Soccer Club training sessions for all age groups cover tactical, technical, physical and psychological elements. Each training session is organized into three blocks 1, Warm-up,  2, main part (which includes technical, physical and tactical exercises) and 3, scrimmages. The season plan relates to age-specific requirements for each player within the team environment. These change as players grow and develop, the higher the number within the practice content the higher the importance at the specific age (#5 are essential for the development of players at this age group, #0 is not required at this age group).

 

Advanced Stage Training Sessions

WARM UP (10 min) 

  • Passing, possession & transition practices, stretching & dynamic movement

MAIN PART OF SESSION

Technical (20-25 min)

  • At this stage, technique can be developed in small spaces through collective games & simple opposed practices

Physical (10-20 min)

  • Exercises based on agility, various types of speed (reaction, acceleration & acyclic speed), glycolytic power, aerobic power and explosive strength

Tactical (20-30 min)

  • Use the full size or specific areas of the field to develop tatical understanding of the game. Keep it realistic and relate to the game

SCRIMMAGE (25 30 min)

  • Free game including the concepts worked on it the training session
MAVS - U19 CLUB CURRICULM