Training sessions will start June 1st and run for eight weeks through the end of July. Your registration fee of $100 covers all the dates below and a training camp t-shirt. Once the child is registered, they can attend any dates listed below or attend all the dates during the eight-week period.
Each participant will need to bring a size 4 ball and wear shin guard like they would during in a soccer game. Water will be provided at the camp.
June: 6/1 & 6/3, 6/8 & 6/10, 6/15 & 6/17, 6/18 (Sat 3v3 Games),
6/29 (if more than 2 rainout dates);
July: 7/6 & 7/8, 7/13 & 7/15, 7/20 & 7/22, 7/23 (Sat 3v3 Games)
7/27 (if more than 2 rainout date);
Time and Location:
Sessions will run from 6pm – 7:30pm Weds & Fridays at Jim Jeffers Park.
Training Sessions will cover:
Dribbling drills with inside & outside foot and shoe laces.
Passing techniques – forward, square & back pass
– passing the ball with inside & outside foot.
Understanding what a wall pass, cross pass and switching the ball means
Striking the ball with control or with power using laces, inside & outside foot.
Ball control using your foot, thigh and chest to juggle the ball. (no heading at this age)
Foot skill drills will include – Toe touches, Sole roles, Outside-inside touches, Bells, Stepover rolls and Pullbacks.
Goalie techniques and striker drills.
Evaluating skills during mini games and 3v3 games.
Identifying all the key positions on a soccer field:
2– Right Fullback
3– Left Fullback
4– Center Back
5– Center Back (or Sweeper, if used)
6– Defending/Holding Midfielder
7– Right Midfielder/Winger
8– Central/Box-to-Box Midfielder
10– Attacking Midfielder/Playmaker
11– Left Midfielder/Wingers
Read “Understanding the Game of Youth Soccer and Positions” with your child.