Boys and Girls born in 2013 - 2016
(and 4th Graders born in 2012)
Developmental soccer is the second level of our introductory curriculum. Individual technical skills and small-sided games are the focus for the U7 & U8 players while the U9 & U10 players focus on 1v1 skills and tactical/spatial awareness. Fun and discovery learning are always a large part of the Developmental age groups. The Developmental season is 5-6 weeks in length.
U9/U10 teams consist of 10-11 players and play 7 a-side games. Teams usually meet twice a week on weeknights training on one night and playing a game on the second night of the week. Parental/volunteer coaches follow a specially designed curriculum created by our Developmental Coordinator.
U7/U8 teams will move to a 6-7 player roster and play 4 a-side games on a smaller field. Teams will meet twice a week on weeknights training on one night and playing a game on the second night of the week. Parental/volunteer coaches follow a specially designed curriculum created by our Developmental Coordinator.
Playing a smaller-sided game on a smaller field will bring us in alignment with age-appropriate norms established by the US Youth Soccer. Players will experience more touches of the ball and more time in possession of the ball, which in turn will allow for better technical development, more opportunities for decision-making, and better overall development of our players.
SPRING 2023 DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM
Boys and Girls U7/U8 (children born in 2015 & 2016)
Boys and Girls U9/U10 (children born in 2013 & 2014 ) plus 4th graders born in 2012
All teams will be led by a parental coach, there will be no academy training or coaches. If we have a shortage of parental coaches the club will hire coaches for those teams.
COACHES ARE NEEDED, PLEASE VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME! Even just to be a team manager and HELP the coach when he/she has conflicts. Click the volunteer button on the registration page if you are willing to help out!
All future information - including practice and game schedules, coaches meeting and coaches training, will be posted on this page. Please bookmark and check back often!
Program Fee - $60.00
COACHES MEETING - Thursday, March 9 - 7:00pm at Harmon Activity Center
Registration begins on January 1
SPRING 2023 SPECIFIC INFORMATION:
6 week season:
March 20-24 - two team practices
March 27-31 - one practice + one game
April 3-4 - one practice
April 6-7 - no activity, Easter Break
April 10-14 - two games
April 17-21 - one practice + one game
April 24-25 - one game
April 27-28 - 1st make-up dates (games only)
A total of THREE team practices prior to the first game.
U7Girls (2016) do all activities on Tue/Fri schedule at 5:30
U8Girls (2015) do all activities on Tue/Fri schedule. Practice at 6:45, games at 5:30 or 6:45
U9/10Girls (2013 & 2014) do all activities on Tue/Fri schedule. Practice at 6:45, games at 5:30 or 6:45.
U7Boys (2016) do all activities on Mon/Thur schedule at 5:30.
U8Boys (2015) do all activities on Mon/Thur schedule at 6:45.
U9/10Boys (2013 & 2014) do all activities on Tue/Fri schedule at 5:30
*Note that this schedule may change if there are more teams than anticipated.
Developmental Training Program
Spring 2023 Parent's Letter