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2017 FC Durham Summer Grassroots Pre-Academy Soccer

Pre-Academy U4-U7

Developing Little People, into Little Players!

Boys and Girls U4-U7 (Born 2010 to 2013)
24 Session Program
Location is FC Durham Academy Training Centre (ATC)
May 15, 2017 to August 16, 2017

NO CANCELLATIONS - PROGRAM MOVES INDOORS IF RAINING!

4v4 Games on Wednesdays 
Practices on Mondays

U4-U5 - 6-6:45pm
U6-U7 - 7-8pm

ONLY $120.00!

Program is capped at 48 U4-U5 and 48 U6-U7 future stars, so register early!


Why FC Durham Academy Grassroots?

- Professional Organization and Coaching
- Twice a week with soccer education professionals
- Director of Grassroots, Master Coach-Educators and Apprentice Coach-Educators all certified for age appropriate coaching
- Player assessments for each player via email at end of program
- Preparation and development for U8 Introduction Development Academy Team Program
- Positive Role Models
- Stimulating and exciting learning environment using fun activities, small sided games and technique development
- Player's receive a jersey, shorts, socks and ball


Uniform Pickup Days

Monday May 8, 2017
Thursday May 11, 2017
6:00-9:00pm
FC Durham Academy Training Centre (ATC)

More Information

Program Administrator

Amy Hirst

ahirst@fcdurhamacademy.com

(905)432-FCDA (3232)

Grassroots Coordinator

Charlotte Gustafsson

cgustafsson@fcdurhamacademy.com

2017 Schedule

Month Date(s) Off
May 15,17,24,31 22,29
June 5,7,12,14,19,21,26,28
July 5,10,12,17,19,24,26,31 3
August 2,9,14,16 7

Program Location

FC Durham Academy Training Centre (ATC)
1255 Terwillegar Ave, Unit 201, Oshawa, Ontario
Outdoor Turf Field

FC Durham Academy Grassroots Philosophy

  • Soccer is for everyone...Soccer can be played by everyone regardless of age, gender, religion, ethnic or social background and level of fitness.
  • Soccer is a school of life...Fair play, spirit and camaraderie are just a few of the many values advocated by soccer.
  • Soccer is FUN...Having FUN is the most important thing in soccer.
  • Play is the best means of learning...The concept of learning through play while being guided by a Coach-Educator is a specific approach designed to reach out to the young and create a process to connect to the future.
  • Let the kids be kids...Grassroots soccer must be simple, exciting and rewarding for children.
  • Teach players new exciting techniques and skills in an environment designed with expression, freedom and encouragement. 
  • Player-Centred-Approach.
  • Professional and educated Academy Managers, Director of Grassroots, Master Coach-Educators and Apprentice Coach-Educators design and deliver the program.

Grassroots - First Touch U4-U5

  • Practices are 45 minutes and games are 2x20 minutes.
  • Children are divided into teams of 5-8 with a coach per team.
  • Games are 4v4 with no Goalkeepers.
  • Practices - Children rotate around 4 Stations where they will spend 8-10 minutes at each station.
  • Practices - Stations are - Soccer Coordination, Soccer Skills, Basic Movements and Small Sided Games 3v3/4v4.
  • Every child has a ball as much as possible.
  • Basic ball familiarization games, rolling, bouncing, kicking and catching.
  • Emphasis on fundamental movement skills, running, hopping, jumping, skipping, tumbling - developing physical literacy.
  • FUN soccer activities.

First Touch U4-U5 Curriculum

Curriculum
Motivation
Self Confidence
Listening
Communication
Dribbling the ball
Shooting the ball
Running with the ball
Turning with the ball
Receiving the ball
Running forwards/backwards
Jumping, Hopping, Bounding
Skipping, Turning, Twisting

Grassroots - Next Touch U6-U7

  • Practices are 60 minutes in length and games are 2x25 minutes.
  • Children are divided into teams of 5-8 with a coach per team.
  • Games are 4v4 with no Goalkeepers.
  • Practices - Children rotate around 4 Stations where they will spend 11-13 minutes at each station.
  • Practices - Stations are - Soccer Coordination, Soccer Skills, Basic Movements and Small Sided Games 3v3/4v4.
  • Every child has a ball as much as possible.
  • Emphasis on fundamental movement skills, running, hopping, jumping, skipping, tumbling - developing physical literacy.
  • Stimulating learning environment where the atmosphere is freedom and FUN.
  • All children active at all times.

Next Touch U6-U7 Curriculum

Curriculum
Motivation Dribbling the ball
Self Confidence Shooting the ball
Listening Running with the ball
Communication Turning with the ball
Sharing/Cooperation Receiving the ball
Problem Solving Passing the ball
Fair Play/Honesty Awareness/Perception
Patience Agility/Balance/Coordination
Empathy Speed/Reaction