Second Session: August 19 - September 30 Duration 6 Weeks (Monday and Wednesdays) Time: 4-6 Years (4:30-5:30 pm) and 7-11 Years (5:45-6:45pm) Location: Northridge Elementary School Ages: 4-11 Fee: $100.00 Please bring payment to the first session and either complete the printable
Registration Formprior to coming to the first session. This session will be held outdoors so please have student bring the following:
Shin gaurds, cleats (if available), water bottle, sun screen, and bug spray!
The Academy Program is a 6 week goal driven program that introduces and develops basic soccer skills below:
Keep the ball close while moving
Run with the ball using the outside of the foot and instep
Screen the ball by using the outside of the foot and positioning the body between ball and defender
Turn the ball with the outside and inside of the foot.
Introduce screening and 1 on 1 moves.
Passing and Receiving
Pass to feet accurately for short to medium distances (age appropriate)
Receive the ball with the inside and outside of each foot
Receive the ball while moving
Open up to the field while receiving
Turn on the first touch
Scan before receiving
Pass with correct pace
Approaching the Ball
Tackling (Block and Poke Tackle)
Put eyes on the target
Line up the body with the target and planted foot points to target
Body in balance
Put the shooting foot through the middle of the ball
Follow through to the target
Mechanics of Catching and Deflecting Techniques
Footwork inside the Goal Box
Proper Positioning inside Goal Box
Throwing, Kicking, and Punting the ball with accuracy
Skills Demonstration and Games Week
Demonstration of skills through age appropriate activities and Small-Sided games. Some examples of the activities that can be used to demonstrate skills learned are as follows:
Red Light, Green Light ( Ball Control and Speed)
Obstacle Course (Speed, Agility, Passing and Recieving with Ball)
Sharks and Minnows (Defensive Skills and Ball Control)
Around the World (Shooting Skills)
2v2, 3v3, and 4v4 (Game Scenario)
How our Academy helps your child accomplish these goals?
Each week the Staff Coaches instruct a new skill to the athletes. The program is designed to break up the skill being taught into age appropriate pieces to help the athlete master the skill. Once the athlete masters the smaller pieces the Staff Coaches begin to put the pieces together and keep building on these achievements to develop advanced levels of the skills. As the sessions progress the athlete will utilize the skills that they learned in the previous sessions to help them build on new skills.
Each child's accomplishments are tracked using a assessments made throughout the 6 week sessions by the Staff Coaches. The parents and athletes will recieve a "report card" at the end of the 6 week session which highlights their achievements.
We break all skills into age appropriate pieces, then once the child has mastered these smaller pieces we put the pieces together again
Promote mastery of skills using a high coach (coach assistant) to player ratio
Use skills in age appropriate games
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Serving Longmont's competitive and recreational youth soccer players for 11 years!