Academy Program

Ages 6-10

 

      Our Academy Program is the starter program for kids aged 6 - 10 years old and overlaps with our Competitive Juniors for players in the older age ranges. Ages 6-8 play 4v4 on a 25-35 yard field while ages 9 & 10 move up to 7v7 on a 55 - 65 yard field. This program provides a weekly instruction for players and games throughout the course of the season in a simple for-parents format.

     Our soccer training is Coerver - based,  Coaches are USSF-Licensed, and our areas of focus broadly include Technique, Basic Game Understanding and Concepts, Small Unit Tactics, Athleticism, and Mental Development. 

 

Technique - Individual ball control skills. Players are encouraged to learn to properly manipulate the ball with their feet and are put in a learning environment to explore and understand the basics of soccer

  • Dribbling

  • Passing

  • Shooting

  • Receiving

 

Basic Game Understanding - How the game works and what individuals and teams are trying to accomplish throughout a game of soccer

  • Basic Rules and Concepts
  • Teamwork

  • Decision Making with the Ball

  • Movement without the Ball

  • Spatial Discipline

  • Situational Awareness

 

Athletic and Mental Development 

  • Stamina
  • Speed

  • Agility

  • Acceleration

  • Strength

  • Awareness

  • Confidence