We place an emphasis on skill development and creativity by providing coaches with United States Soccer Federation guidelines to help practices run smoother.
Through age-appropriate exercises and small-sided games, players learn basic fundamentals and technical execution at an early age, while still having fun.
Training sessions can occur Monday through Thursday, with start times as early as 4 pm or as late as 6:30 pm. Each team’s training schedules will be based on their coach’s availability during the week.
Families, by registering, agree to the possibility of a start anywhere in this time frame. We cannot guarantee a start time, so parents should have their calendar open for a start time in the window provided.
Training Focus for U5 to U8:
Recreational training for the younger age groups should be about enjoyment and developing a love for the game in a controlled environment. Activities should encourage social interaction between the children while learning the fundamentals of soccer for further progression through enjoyable training sessions.
Training Focus for U9 to U12:
The focus for this age group is individual player development, with the introduction of technical and individual tactical skills. Individual tactical skills include penetration with the pass or dribble, the decision-making process (which to use and when) and the role of the pressuring defender.
Training Focus for U14 to U19:
Coaches working with these age groups should look to transition from the individual to group tactics. Although technical skills at these age groups should not be forgotten, an evaluation of each player as well as match analysis reports should inform the coach which techniques still need to be worked on. Group tactics include, but are not limited to, passing combinations, possession, offensive and defensive shape as well as the roles of the cover and balancing defenders. Group tactics also include work with units of players, which are the defenders, midfielders and forwards.
Click the tabs below for specific details on practices and games for each age group.