About: The single most important thing a youth soccer player can learn is to be comfortable with the ball at their feet. The most effective way to establish and enhance that comfort level is to give them multiple touches on the ball as often as possible.
VYS “small sided games – pick up soccer” is designed with the technical needs of the individual player in mind. The focus of our program is to develop individual technical skills that can be used in pressure situations of the game. Players are encouraged to be creative and take risks by applying techniques learned in a fun and non-pressured environment.
The Soccer Training program is designed for Travel and House players. Coaches should refrain from any coaching points during these sessions. This program is designed to allow the players the opportunity to learn from their own mistakes and enjoy less structured play.
What to Bring: Wear a white shirt, cleats and shin guards, bring water and a ball with your name on it.
U7 – U13 Pick up games
Day of the week: Saturdays
Dates: January 11, 18, 25; February 1, 8, and 15 (Feb. 22 makeup session)
Time / Ages:
11:00 – 12:30 a.m / U7 – U9 (Girls & Boys)
12:30 – 2:00 p.m / U10 – U13 (Girls & Boys)
U14 – Older Pick up games
Day of the week: Sundays
Dates: January 12, 19, 26, 27; February 2, 9, 16 (Feb. 23 make up session)
Ages / Time/ Gender: U14 - Older / 12:00 – 2:00 p.m (Boys & Girls)
Organization of the sessions:
- from 1 ½ hours to 2 hours of small side games and/or scrimmages
Number of professional coaches: 1 Professional Coach + Volunteer parents
Fee: "FREE" (VYS players only)
Open to VYS members only. You must have played in the 2013 Fall season to be able to participate in the program.