Active Start - U3, U4, U5

At this introductory level, the objective is to get children moving and to keep them active. No competitive games should be played – the objective is for adults and children to play together informally. The physical curriculum provides for learning basic fundamental movement skills such as: running- jumping- twisting- throwing- catching.

The technical requirements are not about teaching the techniques of soccer and are nothing more than encouraging children to enjoy becoming friends with the ball and experiencing the following through fun and imaginative games; running with the ball, stopping and changing direction with the ball, dribbling, kicking, shooting.

At this stage, players should participate in a variety of additional activities. Swimming and well-structured gymnastics programs are recommended to enhance the full range of basic movement skills and physical literacy.