DEVELOPMENTAL PROGRAM

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.

**NEW FOR FALL 2022**
New for the fall 2022 season, 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 the better overall development of our players.
 

FALL 2022 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


Program Description

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:        Monday, August 15
                                  
7:00pm - West Lincolnway Pavillion

Registration begins on June 1

FALL 2022 SPECIFIC INFORMATION:

6 week season:
August 22-26 - two team practices

August 29-30 - one practice

September 6-9 - one practice + one game

September 12-16 - one practice + one game

September 19-23 - one practice + one game
September 26-30 - two games 
October 3-4  - 1st make-up dates (games only)
October 6-7 - 2nd make-up dates (games only)

 A total of THREE team practices prior to the first game.

U7/8Girls (2015 & 2016) do all activities on Tue/Fri schedule 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

U9/10Girls (2013 & 2014) do all activities on Tue/Fri schedule at 6:45

*Note that this schedule may change if there are more teams than anticipated. 

 

DEVELOPMENTAL STAFF

MIKE MUNCH
Administrator
308-708-1260
admin@kearneysoccer.org

AMY HARDY
Administrator
308-238-3639 
kearneyscne@gmail.com 

KATE HEELAN
 
Developmental Coordinator 
308-440-2779 
kateheelan@gmail.com

 

Developmental Training Program


Spring 2022 Parents Letter