In accordance to the BCSA Long Term Player Development guidelines for Learning to Train, the U10 “The Golden Age of Learning” program teaches age specific technical skills and cooperative play through exercises and games. This stage introduces players to disciplined training and begins to develop their understanding of principles of play alongside their skills practice. Repetitions are important to develop technical proficiency, but creating a fun and challenging environment is still paramount to stimulate learning and promote a love of the game. Game formats can range from 6v6 to 8v8 as players advance through this stage. All players shall play equal time and try all team positions, including goalkeeping. The training to competition ratio shall be 2 to 3 training sessions for every game.