Westfield Soccer Association

U8 Winter Academy

U8 Winter Academy  (Players born in 2009)

A winter program specifically designed for the serious soccer player born in 2009 looking to further develop their soccer skills. Anyone interested in this program can sign up for 1 or both 6 week sessions, which both take place at the Westfield Armory this upcoming winter.

The curriculum of this winter program will build upon what the players have been exposed to in training in the U8 academy or U8 rec during the Fall 2016. During the U8 academy and U8 rec the focus has been solely on developing the basic dribbling technique. Dribbling is the foundation on which all other soccer techniques are build. A player who is capable of controlling the ball will not only be more confident, but can also be taught how and when to pass and/or shoot. For that reason, it is important that players learn to manipulate the ball using both feet and different surfaces, eventually under pressure of opponents. Understanding that this takes time and lot of repetition, those players interested in becoming more comfortable and competent on the ball will most certainly benefit from taking part in this class.

Below all the information about these classes.

Given that these classes take place inside we only have a limited number of spots available. The trainers running these classes might divide players up based on their ability, to ensure all receive training that suits them.

U8 Winter Academy – Boys 2009

Classes take place on Monday

3:30 – 4:30PM at the Armory in Westfield

All weekly sessions are 1 hour in length.

Session I                                                                                         

5-Dec                 

12-Dec                 

2-Jan                 

9-Jan                 

16-Jan                 

23-Jan

Session II                                                                                         

30-Jan                 

6-Feb                 

13-Feb                 

20-Feb                 

27-Feb                 

6-Mar

 

U8 Winter Academy – Girls 2009

Classes take place on Tuesday

3:30 – 4:30PM at the Armory in Westfield

All weekly sessions are 1 hour in length

Session I                                                                                         

6-Dec                 

13-Dec                 

3-Jan                 

10-Jan                 

17-Jan                 

24-Jan

Session II                                                                                         

31-Jan                 

7-Feb                 

14-Feb                 

21-Feb                 

28-Feb                 

7-Mar