Please join us for a high energy, fun filled skills session for your player that will continue to build their soccer knowledge and introduce more intermediate soccer concepts. We use games and interactive activities to further develop players’ balance, coordination, movement, ability to follow more complex instructions, as we work to increase their soccer awareness and team building skills. Sessions are 60 min in length and are formatted as follows: warm-up (5-7 min), skills development – typically broken down into 2-4 activities (20 min), small-sided games (30 min), water/rest breaks (as needed) throughout session. The increased length of the small-sided soccer games will allow players to further develop their on-field game awareness as well as become familiar with more rules of the game added progressively throughout the season. Please note, at this age, goalies are not used as all players should be continuing to develop both their ball handling skills and increasing their competence with kicking and passing.
All sessions take a holistic approach to developing our young athletes focusing on the Four Corner Long Term Player Development (LTPD) model which consists of technical, psychological, physical, and social/emotional components. The Four Corner approach places the player at the center of the development process with soccer experiences that meet their four key needs. By implementing the LTPD philosophy, supported by good coaching methodology, players will benefit from, and enjoy practice sessions more. All sessions will focus on player development in a low stress, supportive, positive, fun, and safe environment.