Spring 2017 U7 Academy
Players born in 2010
This spring the Westfield SA will offer all boys and girls born in 2010 the opportunity to take part in the U7 Spring academy. All players eligible for the program, based on their year of birth, can take part in a fun and challenging program with the aim to help players become more capable on the ball while fostering a love for the game.
The focus of the program will be mainly on the development of each players’ individual ball skills. To become a capable soccer player, it is important to have control of the ball. Through a combination of games and fun exercises players will be challenged, and at times pushed outside their comfort zone, to dribble the ball. Players will be introduced to small sided games as well, but the emphasis will heavily be placed on the technical development of the players. Players/members who are eligible to participant in the program need to be capable on the ball before being introduced to any tactical situations. We also must keep in mind the age of the expected participants, to ensure they are introduced to concepts they are ready for. We therefor focus heavily on their ability to dribble the ball, under pressure of an opponent.
The program will include 2 contact moments a week. On Friday, the players will go through training under the guidance of professional trainers. The Saturday sessions will include more game play, through small sided games, in a 3v3 or 4v4 set up. We will need some assistance of volunteers who would like to help us run the Saturday morning part of the program. Anyone who would be willing to help out/volunteer can email the program director for the program, Ruben Vloedgraven at email@example.com
The schedule for the program is as follows,
3:45PM – 4:45PM – Boys @ Sid Fay begins 3/24
5:00PM – 6:00PM – Girls @ Sid Fay begins 3/24
8:30AM – 9:30AM – Girls @ Roosevelt begins 4/1
9:45AM – 10:45AM – Boys @ Roosevelt begins 4/1
The total costs for this program are $200, which includes a soccer ball for all participants.
U7 Winter Academy
The U7 winter academy is new this year and set up for those players born in 2010 looking to further develop their soccer skills. Anyone interested in taking this class will be exposed to training with a heavy focus on the ability to control and manipulate the ball. To play soccer successfully one needs to be able to manipulate the ball, using different surfaces of both feet. In fun and challenging exercises, we look to provide the players with a lot of touches to help them further develop the ability the master the ball. A player who is able to control the ball will not only become more competent, but also more confident in his or her ability.
Below all the information about these classes.
Given that these classes take place inside we only have a limited number of spots available.
U7 Winter Academy – Boys and girls born in 2010
Classes take place on Saturday
The girls train from 8:00-9:00AM
The boys train from 9:00-10:00AM
All training will take place at the Armory
Each weekly session is 1-hour long.
21-Jan NO SESSION
25-Feb NO SESSION