Pre-Travel Academy (U7-U8)
The Pre-Travel Academy is a program to prepare young players interested in Travel Soccer from the very beginning and/or to develop and improve their skills in order to play at a higher competitive level. Our Pre-Travel Program Curriculum will teach the players the important fundamental skills required of all individuals with the desire to play at the more competitive and elite levels in the near and distant future. The focus of learning is on the development of the individual’s ball comfort, control, and dribbling skills where players are highly encouraged to dribble as much as possible to provide them with the most opportunities for practice and implementation of the techniques taught, even during undesirable situations occurring in small-sided games of 2v2, 3v3, or 4v4. The outcome will be the development of players who possess
the self-confidence in their own ball handling skills to get themselves out of trouble when help is unavailable and be the catalyst for possession and attack oriented play. Parents may be asked to join in some of the activities.
Program Fee & Structure:
$65/player/season (Fall or Spring); $100 if you register for both Fall and Spring at the same time
8 weeks: September 1, 2020 – October 22, 2020
Two (2) practices per week (Tuesdays & Thursdays: Times 5:00-6:30 PM) @ St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Charles Town (please bring your own size 4 soccer ball and water)
An Academy jersey to be worn at every practice
Any possible scrimmages (would be on Saturdays)
Our U5-U6 clinics are a great way to get your little ones introduced to soccer or supplement their recreational team practices. Held once a week for 1 hour, your little player will learn the basic techniques of individual skill, as described in our U5/U6 Club Curriculum through the use of games and activities that your children will enjoy. Every practice will begin with playground type activities to get their bodies moving and strengthening key muscle groups important to any kind of physical activity or sport. Most soccer activities will involve one ball per player to maximize your child’s time with the ball at their feet and increase their comfort and control. Parents are encouraged to join in on the fun!
Program Fee & Structure:
$35/player/season (Fall or Spring); $50 if you register for both Fall and Spring at the same time
6 weeks: September 1, 2020 – October 8, 2020
One (1) practice per week (Tuesdays: Times 5:00-6:15 PM) @ St. James the Greater Catholic Church in Charles Town (please bring your own size 3 soccer ball and water)