9v9 youth soccer position and numbers. The positions and numbers for the players in a 9v9 youth soccer game are: 1 – Goalkeeper ; 2 – Right side defender; 3 – Left side defender; 4 – Central defender; 5 – Left side midfielder; 6 – Central midfielder; 7 – Right side midfielder; 8 – Center forward; 9 – Striker/playmaker; Youth soccer positions: 11v11
Being a forward is probably the most popular position in soccer, especially for young kids. It’s important to know however that not everyone is cut out for it. Below are the main skills and attributes a forward will need for a basic level of success:
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Keep your best players in the "Center" positions (Center Fullback, Stopper, Center Midfield, Center Forward ). The team that controls the Center usually wins. Let your opponent have the "wings" (sidelines), in fact, encourage it.
For many soccer positions there is a right, left, and center version. Generally a left footed player will play the left position and a right footed player the right. A player that can play and dribble in traffic is usually good for the center position.
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During one practice, I started to teach them one by one the different positions and what each one did on the field. I placed cones at each position and took the players on a walk-through from goalkeeper to center forward. Yes, the kids were all 8-years old but I got their attention. We played what I now know to be a form of “shadow play”.
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Picking a soccer position for kids is not a process that should be hurried. In fact, many soccer players don’t even have an established-unchangeable position. So, when should kids pick a position? It is not a good idea to force kids to stay in one position for the rest of their soccer lives. However, around age 14-15, kids should have an IDEA of what area of the field they are most comfortable playing at: Goalkeeping, defense, midfield, offensive field.