Are U11s too young to teach basic skills? I'm an assitant coach for u11 boys. None of them know how to pass the ball properly, yet all of them think they do because they have done passing drills in the past. It hit home when my girlfriend's son said I am teaching them things they already know. Should I worry about if they pass correctly or not, or just let them pass the ball whatever way they feel comfortable even if it is wrong? BTW, one of them crosses his feet after a pass or shot and many of the other kids toe-punch.