Introductory Skills: 6 Before 7

These are the 6 foot skills that every player in the club should be able to do by the time they are 7 years old. The goal is not only that they are doing the skills in practice, but also that these six skills become such a habit that the player does them in games without even thinking about it. These skills need to be MASTERED.

What are the steps to mastery? The ability to answer "yes" to questions 1 and 2 below, and continue to push themselves on question 3.

  • Can they do the skill?
  • Can they do the skill with their head up?
  • How fast can they do the skill with their head up?